The Team

The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), The Royal Society of Chemistry and BOC, the UK’s biggest industrial and medical gases company, launched a new partnership bringing together some of the most fascinating and diverse chemistry in the country with the talents and infrastructure of the nation’s largest network of science engagement organisations.

The Secret World of Gases programme was developed with expertise from ASDC, The Royal Society of Chemistry and BOC with additional development from Winchester Science Centre and Arcola Energy.

The Project Team

This project was led by:

Dr Penny Fidler – ASDC – Programme Director

Andy McLeod – ASDC – Project Manager

Dr Susan Vickers – Royal Society of Chemistry

Susan Tyzack – BOC

Dr Ben Littlefield – Winchester Science Centre

Arlan Harris – Arcola Energy

Notes for Editors/Additional Information:

The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres:

The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) brings together more than 60 of the UK’s major science engagement organisations including all the key science and discovery centres and science museums. The ASDC membership makes up the largest network of science engagement professionals in the UK who together engage over 20 million people each year with the wonders of science. 10 million of those we engage are school-age students, and over 10 million are girls and women. Between them, these centres work with 385,000 members of the public every week of the year, in all parts of the UK, helping people to explore and delve into science in a hands-on, involving and personal way.

ASDC is an educational charity based in Bristol. A map of all the UK centres is at  and we are on Twitter @ScienceCentres.

The Royal Society of Chemistry:

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 175 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

BOC/The Linde Group:

BOC is an industrial, medical and special gases provider and a member of The Linde Group. It supplies compressed, bulk and pipeline gases, chemicals, engineering solutions and equipment and is pioneering digital and healthcare innovations and clean energy and transport technologies. For more than a century its gases and expertise have contributed to advances in many areas of everyday life, and industries including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and healthcare. For more information visit:

In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 17.944 bn, making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The Linde Group online at