Professor David Phoenix appointed as Trustee of the Science Museum Group
09 April 2015
Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix has been appointed a trustee of the
Science Museum Group by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Phoenix will be a trustee of the Science Museum Group for a four-year term
along with former education secretary David Willetts MP and Dame Fiona Woolf.
Museum Group comprises four museums across the UK; the Science Museum in
London, the National Railway Museum in York and Shildon, the Museum of Science
& Industry in Manchester and the National Media Museum in Bradford. In the
past year, a record breaking 450,000 young people visited the Science Museum on
educational trips, or benefitted from its outreach programme, more than any
other UK museum. Over the same period the Science Museum Group collectively had
more than 5.7 million visitors.
Phoenix has a strong background in the fields of Molecular Biology and
Biotechnology and in 2010 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British
Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to Science and Higher
his new appointment, Professor Phoenix said: "I am honoured to have been
appointed as a trustee of the Science Museum Group;
the Group includes museums with truly world-class collections in
the fields of science, technology and engineering and does vital work to
inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. I am very much looking
forward to joining a dynamic and diverse group of trustees and to supporting
the Group's ambitious plans for the future."