Science Museum signed ‘gagging clause’ with Adani despite outcry over Shell contract

Tonight, Channel 4 News has revealed that the Science Museum’s contract with Adani Green Energy to sponsor its new ‘Energy Revolution’ Gallery includes a “gagging clause” identical to one signed with the oil giant Shell earlier this year, which triggered a major backlash among the scientific community. Documents released following a Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading Science Museum signed ‘gagging clause’ with Adani despite outcry over Shell contract

Leading scientists pledge ‘not to work with’ Science Museum until fossil fuel partnerships end

Today an open letter has been published, signed by many prominent scientists and contributors to the Science Museum Group, announcing they will not work with the organisation until it commits to ending its partnerships with fossil fuel companies. This follows the museum’s controversial announcements in April that oil and gas giant Shell would sponsor its … Continue reading Leading scientists pledge ‘not to work with’ Science Museum until fossil fuel partnerships end

Science Museum: trustees resign, young people barred

On Saturday afternoon, a statement issued by the Chair of the Science Museum Group confirmed that both mathematician and presenter Dr Hannah Fry and Director of the Institute for Research in Schools Dr Jo Foster have resigned from the museum’s Board of Trustees over its stance on fossil fuel sponsorship, setting out how they did not agree with the … Continue reading Science Museum: trustees resign, young people barred

Indigenous leader slams Science Museum Director for dismissing Adani concerns as ‘exaggerated’

On Tuesday evening, Director of the Science Museum Group Ian Blatchford appeared on BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme Front Row to respond to the growing controversy surrounding the museum’s stance on fossil fuel sponsorship. The museum has been facing a growing backlash since it announced in April that the oil giant Shell would sponsor … Continue reading Indigenous leader slams Science Museum Director for dismissing Adani concerns as ‘exaggerated’

Revealed: oil firms officially excluded from COP26

FOIs reveal BP excluded from sponsorship or official role at the climate summit because it does ‘not fit success criteria’ COP organisers unconvinced by oil majors’ claims of going ‘net zero’, in major blow to the industryCampaigners celebrate ‘significant win’ and call on UN to follow suit at future summitsNews comes as Science Museum faces backlash … Continue reading Revealed: oil firms officially excluded from COP26

London’s Science Museum strikes new sponsorship deal with coal giant Adani

Gautam Adani reveals major deal to sponsor new ‘Energy Revolution’ Gallery  Move branded ‘astonishing’ and ‘reckless’ as museum continues to face intense criticism for oil sponsorship following resignation of Advisory Board member Adani is a major coal producer, under fire for land grabs and disregarding Indigenous rights in Australia and India  Traditional Owner of land … Continue reading London’s Science Museum strikes new sponsorship deal with coal giant Adani

Science Museum board member resigns over oil sponsorship

Former Science Museum director and respected climate scientist quits Advisory Board over museum’s ‘willingness to accept oil and gas sponsorship’Move marks significant shift in position by Professor Rapley, who oversaw and defended a major Shell sponsorship deal while at the helm of the museum Resignation comes ahead of COP26 climate talks and intensifies pressure on museum … Continue reading Science Museum board member resigns over oil sponsorship

New Scientist drops BP as sponsor and speaker for climate event

It has emerged that New Scientist have dropped the oil giant BP both as a sponsor and as a speaker for its upcoming event on climate change, 'Creating a sustainable future'. Billed as "a day of inspiring talks and discussion with scientists and thinkers at the forefront of research", the one-day conference is set to … Continue reading New Scientist drops BP as sponsor and speaker for climate event

Young people demand placard is removed from Shell-sponsored Science Museum exhibition

Owner of a placard from the London youth strikes currently displayed in the Science Museum has formally requested it be removedYoung people who donated placards were not informed they would be in an exhibition sponsored by fossil fuel giant ShellMuseum accused of hypocrisy over celebrating youth climate action in its display then calling the police … Continue reading Young people demand placard is removed from Shell-sponsored Science Museum exhibition

BP no longer sponsor of Channel 4 Paralympics coverage

Oil company originally announced as sponsor in 2020, but after backlash has disappeared from Channel 4’s coverageMove welcomed as ‘sign that sport is refusing to be a billboard to advertise companies that are fuelling the climate emergency’ British Paralympics Association and International Paralympics Committee urged by sports organisations to end their BP deals after Tokyo  On … Continue reading BP no longer sponsor of Channel 4 Paralympics coverage