Jodrell Bank among heritage lottery fund winners
20 May 2015
From the section England
Jodrell Bank is home to the Grade I-listed Lovell Telescope
Lottery funding worth £98m is being given to nine heritage sites, including projects to preserve Britain’s scientific and technological history.
The Heritage Lottery Fund said it hopes some of the projects will inspire young people to take a greater interest in science and technology.
One of the biggest awards – worth £12.1m – is for Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, home to the Lovell Telescope.
Physicist and TV presenter Brian Cox welcomed the support for it.
“When I was young, visiting Jodrell Bank was one of the things that inspired me to become a scientist,” he said.
“The rich scientific history of the UK is a key part of our culture and Jodrell Bank is the stand-out icon of UK science and engineering,” he said.
Brian Cox welcome the support for Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank is the only remaining site in the world that showcases the entire story of the development of radio astronomy.
The funding will create an exhibition pavilion to explain the role the site played in international scientific development.
There will also be a new volunteer and skills programme and a schools programme that will reach an additional 6,000 school visitors a year.
Source:: BBC Entertainment