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The aims of the SAW Trust are to bring science into everyday lives and develop new ways of stimulating creativity, exploration and learning.  




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Board of Trustees


Prof Anne Osbourn

Professor Anne Osbourn FRS
John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

SAW founder Professor Anne Osbourn is a practising scientist – currently a group leader at the John Innes Centre in Norwich and Director of the Norwich Research Park Industrial Biotechnology Alliance, with an international reputation for her work on plants and plant diseases.

She is an ardent advocate of science and scientists engaging more fully with society. Her passion is inspiring children about science, and she is fascinated by the processes of creativity and exploration that underpin both scientific and artistic endeavour.


 SAW Secretary Sarah Passingham

Sarah Passingham

With a degree and early career in Graphic Design, thirty years as a published writer and a life-long interest in science, SAW's multi-disciplinary focus brings together many of my interests. Combined with experience as a school governor and a personal understanding of disability and SEN, I am eager to see the spirit of SAW enrich the lives of all in education. 


Philip Norton

Philip Norton

Philip specialises in charity law and is a member of the Charity Law Association. He is a Trustee of and Solicitor for numerous charities, many with a medical interest and some  

being large private foundations. Phil’s advice to charities ranges from establishment and administration, governance and trading issues for large national concerns, through to trustee liability, risk management and incorporation. Phillip is also a governor at a local school and a trustee of a local multi-academy trust.

Alison Randal

Alison Randal

An experienced Local Government senior manager, responsible for promoting strong leadership and sound financial management practices across Norfolk schools. Alison is also an experienced Trustee and school governor, with an interest in how SAW can contribute to an improved educational experience for all our children.