Natural History Museum

Educating and inspiring the next generation of bright minds

As part of our partnership with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum, we are supporting access to curated days of activities at the Museum for schools that might not otherwise have this opportunity, helping to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

Here are a few activities we are currently participating in:

Generate: Scientists of the Future

This initiative is aimed at building relationships with schools and students over a three year period to help shape pupils’ attitudes to and aspirations in science.  Inspired by the acclaimed ASPIRES research project run by King’s College London, this new initiative seeks to build ‘science capital’ amongst students –  developing greater understanding, knowledge, interest and connections to science, scientists and scientific careers.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Now in its 55th instalment, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the longest running and most prestigious photographic event of its kind in the world - showcasing the beauty of the planet we call home and the wildlife that inhabits it, while raising awareness of the threats facing them. Each year, it attracts tens of thousands of entries from professionals and amateurs across 100 countries.

Each year, we host a photo competition where we encourage our employees to take some photographs of the natural world. You can find last year’s winning entrants and a bit more about our photographers by clicking the link below.


Running for life on earth

Our amazing Ørsted colleagues ran the 2019 London Marathon and raised over £3,300 for one amazing place. From life-saving research into tropical diseases to helping crop breeders secure our future food supply against climate change, Natural History Museum scientists are using its collections of over 80 million specimens to help safeguard life on earth. Something worth running for!