As summer comes into full swing the month of June has been a mosaic of remembrance, culture, science and education across the UK.

Our work in culture in the month began with the announcement that Anya Gallaccio has been named as the artist commissioned to create the London AIDS Memorial, set to be located near the site of the UK’s first HIV/AIDS ward. The unveiling of the Summer Amphitheatre at the Maughan Library Courtyard in the Fleet Street Quarter brought a classical flair to modern London. Art in Mayfair returned adding a splash of colour and creativity, showcasing Lizzie Munn’s inspiring The Sun Speaks above Bond Street.

Cheltenham Science Festival celebrated the wonderful world of science and discovery with more than 200 speakers across 100 individual events, drawing in crowds of over 18,000 people – up significantly on previous years. Finally, we launched Renaissance Learning’s What Kids Are Reading report which revealed a slight decline in reading levels but highlighted children’s preference for books with representative and aspirational role models.

Read June's full newsletter here!