Professor David Phoenix appointed as Trustee of the Science Museum GroupLSBU's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix has been appointed a trustee of the Science Museum Group by the Prime Minister, David Cameron
LSBU's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix has been appointed a trustee of the Science Museum Group by the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Professor David 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.
The Science 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.
Professor 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 Education.
Speaking of 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."