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About our Workshops

Since 2007, Urenco has delivered Richie science workshops to more than 100,000 children worldwide.

Want to book a workshop, but not sure what to expect? Take a look at this video, which shows you exactly what happens during a Richie science workshop.

The workshops, which are offered free to schools, teach children aged 8-10 about energy and the importance of protecting our planet for future generations. With a focus on nuclear, the process of uranium enrichment is demonstrated through a series of fun and engaging hands-on experiments which the children complete in pairs.

Workshops are offered in the areas around Slough (South East, UK), Capenhurst (North West, UK), Almelo (the Netherlands) and Eunice (New Mexico, USA). More locations will be added soon, so look out for further information!

Both entertaining and educational, Urenco Head Office’s Richie science workshops are hosted by Dr. Ken Farquhar in the area local to Slough. Dr. Ken is a well known and experienced children’s presenter who has appeared on national television and radio stations, as well as performing at events such as Glastonbury Festival and The Big Bang Fair.

Urenco’s workshop programme runs twice a year in June and October.

To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact us at or on 01753 660768.

At Urenco UK, workshops run throughout the year, and are run by an experienced external science company – Sphere Science. Sphere Science are the leading provider of primary science workshops in the UK, so rest assured your class will be in good hands.

To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact Vicky Cross at or on 01514 734316.

In Almelo, Richie science workshops are hosted by six ladies - Yvonne, Monique, AnneMarie, Esther, Yvonne and Renske. Urenco Nederland have delivered workshops to over 5,000 children.

Workshops take place every month, please enquire for this month’s dates.

To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact Judith Slijkhuis-Soet at or on 0546-545275.

Urenco USA’s Richie science workshop programme has proved extremely popular, with 100% participation from schools in Lea County, Andrews County and Gaines County. However, they’re always keen to visit more schools and educate even more children about nuclear energy!

To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact Billie Charo at or on +1 575-394-5205.