Sustainability database


Ms Becky Burns

Head of Gardens and Interpretation, Jodrell Bank

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

From Unilife Magazine, 2/12/13:

Our Environmental Sustainability: Becky Burns 

“My team looks after 35 acres of grounds, including the extensive Lovell Tree Collection, our new Galaxy Garden and a wildflower meadow. I did a course on beekeeping when I was working in North Wales and I’m a newly-qualified beekeeper".

“When I moved here two years ago I saw the potential to introduce bees to Jodrell Bank to improve our biodiversity. With the help of the South Cheshire Beekeepers Association, we’ve been able to introduce two hives of local honeybees to help pollinate our crabapple trees and rowan trees".

“We now have 13,000 bees that are settling in well and producing honey. It is great to have somewhere where people can learn about bees and the work they do for biodiversity.”

Cultural Assets
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
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Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is the astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester and operates MERLIN, the UK's national radio astronomy facility. Jodrell Bank is a world leader in radio astronomy-related research and technology development but also carries out research across the electromagnetic spectrum and in theoretical topics.

The Centre occupies three main locations: the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, and the Alan Turing and Sackville St Buildings in central Manchester.

Astronomy, Public engagement, Cultural venues


Air-Source Heat Pumps

Air-Source Heat Pumps, LED lighting throughout. Environmental principles a core aspect of the centre.