Since its formation, FSTC UK and its initiatives have grown to become a global phenomenon:

  • Over 1,000,000 people have visited the 1001 Inventions exhibition.
  • Over 18,000,000 visitors to associated websites.
  • 1.2 million Twitter fans & 2.5 million Facebook likes.
  • 200 international academics in associated Awareness Groups.
  • 50,000 page views per day on
  • 100s of monthly users to online teaching materials.
  • 200,000 copies of the 1001 Inventions book distributed and sold worldwide.
  • 100,000,000 online downloads of award-winning orientation film.
  • 20 Industry awards including “Best Film” recognition at Cannes, Los Angeles and the New York Film Festival.
  • Collaborated with UNESCO to launch the World of Ibn al-Haytham as main attraction for the 2015 International Year of Light engaging 25 million people.
  • Junior Library Guild Selection as a Best Biography of 2016 for Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See.
  • Endorsements & Recognition from international key figures, Professors, academics, TV celebrities including Adam Hart Davis, Bettany Hughes, Richard Hammond, movie stars including Omar Sherif and Sir Ben Kingsley, royalty including Prince Charles, politicians including Hilary Clinton, heads of Museums & international organisations such as the UN and UNESCO including Director-General Irina Bokova.
  • Unprecedented mainstream media coverage in over 50 countries.

These numbers show the necessity for FSTC UK and its continuous support through charitable donations for its initiatives and their success in reaching out to the world to:

  • Improve social cohesion and inter-cultural appreciation by raising awareness of our shared scientific and technological heritage.
  • Inspire young people to study science and consider science based careers and to see scientific and technological innovation as a positive and constructive channel of personal expression as an alternative to negative or extremist behaviour.
  • Influence governments and policy makers to enrich schools’ curricula relating to our shared heritage and to see how scientific and technological heritage can act as a bridge between communities, thereby increasing domestic social cohesion and inter-cultural society.