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Teenage girls example a sample during a chemistry lesson

News | 7 February 2017

Hands up for hands-on practical science

Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, says our education system needs to increase hands-on, experimental work in science subjects to inspire young people and meet their skills needs.

Bunsen burner

News | 16 December 2016

ASE conference: join us in January

Join Wellcome's Education and Learning team at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference in Reading in January.

Chloroplasts in liverwort leaf cells

News | 25 August 2016

2016 GCSE results: our reaction

Today students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have received their GCSE examination results. Wellcome would like to congratulate all the students receiving science, maths and computing GCSEs – and the teachers who have inspired them.

HIV particles budding from the surface of a T cell.

News | 18 August 2016

2016 A-level results: our reaction

Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A-level results today. They show a small increase in the number of pupils taking biology as a percentage of all entries this year, but a continuing downward trend in the number of physics entries.

Winners and nominees at the ENTHUSE Celebrations Awards 2016. The picture shows 16 smartly dressed people standing on and around the spiral staircase in Wellcome Collection.

News | 7 July 2016

Science teachers celebrated at ENTHUSE Awards

The winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2016 have been announced.

Box of prosthetic glass eyes

News | 6 June 2016

£10m for new Science Museum galleries

The Wellcome Trust has given the Science Museum in London £10 million for its landmark new Medicine Galleries.

Informal science experiment to make a lightbulb glow by microwaving it in a glass of water.

News | 3 June 2016

Free STEM training for youth workers

Wellcome is offering free STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) training to youth workers this summer.

Images of the brain

Explainer | 29 January 2016

Neuromyth busting

Which ‘facts’ about the brain can we trust?

News | 2 November 2015

Join us at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference 2016

The Education and Learning team will be at the ASE conference in Birmingham discussing everything from practical science to how we can raise the professional status of teachers.

Cross sections through orange, apple, cabbage, pear and other fruits and vegetables

News | 29 October 2015

Time for 'The Crunch', as Wellcome launches initiative to get the nation thinking about food and drink

The Wellcome Trust is launching The Crunch, to encourage people in the UK to explore how our relationship with food is changing.

News | 13 August 2015

Wellcome Trust comment on 2015 A-level results

The Wellcome Trust comments on the news that overall science A-level entry numbers have decreased, for the first time in over five years.