Our Mission

Our Mission
Clifton Scientific Trust is registered charity established in 1991 to promote excellence and relevance in science education through innovative pupil programmes of real life scientific exploration & application, building working partnerships between school & the wider community, so that science is experienced as a creative, questioning human activity. Activities include our award-winning post-16 UK-Japan Young Scientists Programme & our Meet-a-Medic Programme with medical students in primary schools, currently with schools in the Bristol area.

Clifton Scientific Trust Ltd is registered as a charity in England and Wales1086933; and as a Company Limited by Guarantee 04167862. Annual Reports and Financial Statements of Clifton Scientific Trust Scientific Trust are publicly available on the Charity Commission  website

Clifton Scientific Trust is a Member of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

Who's Who

  • Patrons
    • The Earl of St Andrews
    • Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS
    • Professor Anthony Cheetham, FRS
    • Mr Mouhssin Ismail, LLB, LLM

    Founding Patron- the late Rt Hon Lord Jenkin of Roding


    • Dr Eric Albone,MBE (Executive Director)
    • Mark Evans (Chairman)
    • Andrew Thornhill QC
    • Prof Mervyn Miles

    Advisory Panel

    • Mrs Mary-Grace Browning, MBE
    • Stephen McEnally
    • Prof Toshio Nomura
    • Dr Toru Okano


The achievements of the Trust have be formally recognised by the governments of both Britain and Japan in the bestowal of an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II on Trust Director Dr Eric Albone in the 2013 Birthday Honours List and of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka on behalf of the Emperor of Japan in 2017, https://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/170606decoration.html   Dr Albone’s speech of acceptance outlining the work of the Trust with Japan is attached Japan Society Award (3).  The Trust’s work had been previously recognised in the 2007 Japan Society Award (attached) ESA Speech at Embassy Ceremony 6 June 17.

Contact  eric.albone@clifton-scientific.org