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About US

Corylus Learning is owned and managed by Colin Wilkinson, a science communicator with over a decade’s experience of developing, managing and delivering science communication and education activities for audiences from WI groups to nursery age children across the country. Colin is formerly the Director of SETPOINT North East, a partly Government funded centre of excellence in the delivery of STEM activities to schools. Having begun his career as a steelmaking sponsored student at what was then British Steel’s Teesside Works, Colin holds a chemistry degree and a Master’s in Communicating Science delivered by Techniquest, the UK’s leading science discovery centre, in Cardiff Bay.

Corylus Learning has two main branches of activity. First, it brings to market events, activities and awards to enrich and enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning in schools and colleges. As a CREST local co-ordinator for several areas across the North, Corylus Learning has long-term relationships with many schools across the area. Corylus Learning is also contracted, with Sparks Education, to deliver the Big Bang North East (regional heat of the National Science and Engineering Competition) until 2013.

Second, Corylus Learning offers support to organisations which wish to communicate science, or develop different ways of doing this. With past clients ranging from national networks of museums to international development charities, we bring broad experience to bear on every engagement, and develop bespoke solutions to your requirements, delivered the way you want them.

How we work

Whatever we’re doing for you, we offer you a professional service that works the way you want. We will shape our solutions around you to ensure you get what you want from working with us. We want you to come back and work with us time and again, so we’ll do everything we can to meet your needs, timescales and budget.

Want to know more about how we can help you? Call us, or email us, and we’ll be happy to help.