Science Museum cancels event as speakers withdraw over fossil fuel sponsorship

The Science Museum has been forced into cancelling a prominent panel discussion at the last minute after speakers withdrew from the event in protest at the museum’s highly controversial stance on fossil fuel sponsorship. ‘The Doors of Perception: Exploring Psychedelic Therapy’ was set to take place tonight in the Museum’s ‘Ronson Theatre’ and featured a … Continue reading Science Museum cancels event as speakers withdraw over fossil fuel sponsorship

Will the British Museum come clean about its Chair’s shady Advisory Group?

Last week, Channel 4 News broke the story of our latest investigation on the British Museum's "Chairman's Advisory Group" (CAG), an almost entirely unaccountable group of 30 global corporate leaders including heads of fossil fuel, arms and mining companies and investment banks - as well as the museum's oil sponsor BP - that are personally … Continue reading Will the British Museum come clean about its Chair’s shady Advisory Group?

‘Disappointing and patronising’: scientists rebut Science Museum chair’s defence of fossil fuel sponsors

Leading scientists call out Science Museum Group’s chair Dame Mary Archer for claiming reasonable objections are ‘false attacks’. Their letter pushes back against the museum’s claims new sponsor Adani Green Energy is unconnected to its parent company’s coal operations and that a problematic ‘gagging clause’ is ‘standard’. At the same time, one of the UK’s leading scientists, Sir David King, also calls on museum to reconsider its fossil fuel partnerships.

Indigenous people say to Science Museum: ‘Listen to us!’

A group of Indigenous people have sent a letter to the Science Museum Group (SMG) calling on its leadership to listen to Indigenous peoples’ concerns about its new sponsorship deal with Adani Green Energy, whose parent company Adani Group is a major operator of coal mines and coal-fired power stations in India, Indonesia and Australia. … Continue reading Indigenous people say to Science Museum: ‘Listen to us!’