Recent Clients

Festival of Curiosity

The annual Dublin Festival of Curiosity takes and innovative approach to science communication to encourage curiosity and confidence around science engineering and technology. We have worked with the festival and its science communicator Accelerator programme since 2015, evaluating the impact of this approach had on visitors both at the festivals and in the longer term. 


National Museums Scotland

We have worked with National Museums Scotland since 2015 to evauate its schools programme for renewable energy, gallery development and exhibtion evaluation. Most recently we evaluated Parasites, a collaborative exhibtion with the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Evaluation of a HLF capital works and heritage development programme. Working with Bristol Old Vic, we developed an evaluation framework for understanding the impact of the funding, along with creating an evaluaiton toolkit for audience research. 

BBC World Service

Hope-Stone Research has worked with the BBC World Service over many years managing a range of international media projects in Asia and Africa including national surveys, qualitative research into programme impact and ethnographic studies on media use.

DC Communications

Hope-Stone Research has worked to deliver  qualitative and quantitative research projects on behalf of the US State Department to understand public opinion on international issues. Projects have been conducted in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

We have also conducted media studies on behalf of Voice of America.




Imperial War Museum

Qualitative evaluation of their cutting edge exhibtions; Culture under Attack and Yemen. Curating museum late, Night before the Somme, a multi-content production of music and drama.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Two-year evaluation of a schools programme for disadvantaged children, to understand the long-term impact of a school visit on learning outcomes.

Liverpool John Moores University

Evaluation of National Schools Observatory, an outreach programme that gives school other user access to a space telescope and associated resources. Over a 12 month period we worked with schools and other users to gather qualitative and quantitative feedback on the learning impact of the innitiative.

Somerset Councils

In collaboration with Somerset Climate Action Network we conducted a public consultation on the district and county council plans to address the imact of climate change. We curated and ran public consultation events alongside a residents survey and a survey specifcally for young people.