The BEETLESTONE AwarD
Recognition for an Informal Science Learning professional
Professor John Beetlestone was one of the pioneers of ‘informal learning in science’ (ISL) of the 20th century. Are you, or someone you know, following in his footsteps?
This award is to recognise a senior person in the sector – someone still in post in the UK, not a retiree – who has already made or is clearly creating a significant legacy for the field.
Professor John Beetlestone (1932-2017); was the founding director of the UK’s first purpose-built science discovery centre, Techniquest in Cardiff. The centre was his idea, and he led it through three phases of development until his retirement in 1997.
In partnership with BIG, a small group of John Beetlestone’s former colleagues set up this Award scheme in his name in 2018. This Award has been made possible through the generosity of the Beetlestone family and other private donors.
*Payments will be made in pounds sterling only.
The award's Selection Panel will consist of two members of the Organising Committee (below), a representative from BIG's Executive Committee, the previous year's winner, and Ken Gleason, Museum Consultant, Hands-on Science, Goldsboro, Maine, USA.
The Selection Committee will not enter into correspondence with applicants. Submitting an application constitutes an acceptance that the Committee’s decision is final.
How to Apply
Applications can be accepted in person, or through nomination by a third party by downloading the application form here. Detailed guidance notes are available to download here.
The closing date for nominations and applications for this year’s Award is Wednesday 1 May 2019, so don’t delay!
The above presentation to take place within 12 months of the announcement of the Award, and the publication to appear no later than a further 12 months thereafter.