05/06/2019

A ground-breaking new initiative is going to see some of the UK’s most passionate scientists working alongside some of the nation’s hardest-to-reach communities, in the hopes of sparking a passion for the subject.   Selected science centre’s across the UK will be looking at the hardest-to-reach parts of the community, such as children in deprived areas, families with English as an additional language, people with additional needs or learning difficulties, young carers, and prison inmates. These participants will be invited…

25/03/2019

FIVE WELSH CHARITIES TO RECEIVE SHARE OF £1.25 MILLION DONATION The ScottishPower Foundation has announced this year’s recipients of its annual award fund. Five charities in Wales will share a part of the £1.25 million pot to help them make a positive difference to people’s lives in many diverse communities in the country. The five charities in Wales who have been chosen by the ScottishPower Foundation include a United-Nations style climate change awareness and action initiative for young people, a…

02/02/2018

Techniquest’s iconic planetarium has undergone a makeover thanks to £12,000 in inheritance funding from an “extremely generous” family. The Cardiff-based educational charity’s planetarium has been recovered thanks to a significant donation from the estate of the late Clifford Raymond Pike. Mr Pike had funds directed to the scientific discovery centre after his estate trustees selected it as a worthy cause, with money also filtered into his estate through his late wife Mary’s inheritance. As Mrs Pike’s brother Lawrence Granville Davies…

11/08/2017

Two charities in Cardiff have been awarded grants by Hanfod Cymru, the independent charity established to distribute funding from money raised by Loteri Cymru ticket sales. Space4U and Techniquest have both been awarded money as part of Hanfod Cymru’s initial Small Grants programme. More than 70 applications were received for the Small Grants programme and Hanfod Cymru’s trustees awarded the first two Cardiff charitable organisations after evaluating how they planned to spend the money and how they would measure the…

12/07/2017

Techniquest has unveiled the latest in a series of new offerings as part of its strategy to refresh and renew its visitor experience. Ahead of the school summer holidays, the science discovery centre based in Cardiff Bay will be introducing three new interactive experiences. The educational charity has given a new lease of life to its ‘Animate It’ exhibit to bring it into the 21st century. Tying in with technological advances, the new look ‘Animate It’ gives visitors of all…

08/03/2017

An innovative Welsh business is proving that science is fun, not scary, with a series of weird and wonderful experiments as British Science Week gets underway. Caerphilly-based Letterbox Lab is setting out to challenge the way children view their environment and encourage them to carry out their own mini investigations with their clever all-in-one science boxes. And this year’s British Science Week theme of ‘Change’ is particularly fitting, as Letterbox Lab was founded last year by married couple Mia and…

07/06/2016

  Guests gathered at Techniquest to celebrate Welsh Games sector   Cardiff, 26 May 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has hosted the second British Academy Cymru Games Award Nominees Party at Techniquest in Cardiff, sponsored by Games Dev and Wrexham Glyndŵr University; SEGA; Ubisoft; Spiros and the Tiny Rebel Brewery.   Nominees and guests gathered to play the nominated games and receive their nomination certificates from Angharad Mair, Chair of BAFTA…