Celebrating STEM with our very own Sculpture!
04 Feb 2020

Riverlane team cow

Riverlane are a proud partner of the Cows about Cambridge art trail. We sponsor one of the cow sculptures which will be appearing in and around the City this coming Spring. The hugely talented scientific artist Kelly Stanford has designed this beautiful beast, which celebrates everyone in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - subjects which are very close to our hearts.

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Glittering in gold are some of the founding mothers and fathers of Science, whose research continues to inspire us and move our understanding of the world forward. These include crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, whose research was central to understanding molecular structures of DNA, and astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who co-discovered the first radio pulsars in 1967, and has signed the cow herself. Also featured is Mathematician and Computer Scientist Alan Turing, whose visionary work on computers is foundational to every bit of research we do at Riverlane, and who serves as reminder to commit to equal opportunities and the celebration of diversity in STEM.


CEO Steve Brierley signing the cow

The cow also boasts 127 signatures from current researchers, including Jane Goodall, and those at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Raspberry Pi, University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK, and of course – Riverlane!

The cows will be moo-ving into various spots around Cambridge, from 30th March – 6thJune, so be sure to look out for this one. Once the art trail is complete, this cow, along with 39 others, will be auctioned off to raise money for Break charity, making lives better for vulnerable children and young people across East Anglia.

So, there is only one thing left – the cow needs a name! Get your thinking caps on and submit your ideas here, but hurry, as the competition closes February the 14th. The winner will become the proud owner of their very own Raspberry Pi computer and signed art print from the artist herself, Kelly Stanford.

Finally, to once again salute to all things science, let us take inspiration from the words of the late Stephen Hawking, who said, “Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.”

Follow Kelly Stanford on Twitter @TheLabArtist