We have been operating since February 1992 to advance the education of the public. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), one of the largest UK universities, is the Member of the Foundation and its academic partner.
The Foundation seeks to advance the education of the public, and to do this it conducts research, publishes the results and is establishing an educational institution in West Cumbria, and by doing these the Foundation aims to secure real public benefit.
The Foundation is an independent educational charity managed by a Board of Trustees - experienced academics and professionals, each of whom bring a unique perspective on the issues the Foundation address.
Our research activities seek to tackle important issues in contemporary society, as identified by our Trustees, and these are addressed by working with our educational partner - UCLan - and other collaborators.
The Foundation is establishing an educational institution in West Cumbria to enable it to better conduct research and advance the education of the public. This institution is centered upon, but not limited to, the Foundation's physical buildings on the Westlakes Science Park, in Moor Row, Cumbria. For more information on our journey towards establishing an education institution, built on a foundation of high quality research, explore the links at the top of the page.