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Apply now for a British Science Week 2022 grant!

Apply now for a British Science Week 2022 grant!

Grants for British Science Week 2022 are now open for applications!

September 21, 2021 by Rachel Boswell
We’re thrilled to announce that our British Science Week 2022 grants are now open for applications! Our Kick Start Grants and Community Grants give schools and community groups respectively the means to organise their own events and activities during the…
‘Growth’ – our theme for 2022!

‘Growth’ – our theme for 2022!

July 5, 2021 by Rachel Boswell
We are thrilled to announce our theme for the 2022 British Science Week activity packs and poster competition – ‘Growth’! A fitting theme for what has been a turbulent time for all of us, ‘Growth’ links with multiple areas across…

Winners of the 2021 poster competition announced!

June 15, 2021 by Rachel Boswell
We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s British Science Week poster competition! Based on our 2021 theme, ‘Innovating for the future’, this year’s entries certainly fulfil the brief and showcase the wonderful imaginations of well over 2,500…
Thank you for making British Science Week 2021 one to remember!

Thank you for making British Science Week 2021 one to remember!

Now that the dust has settled from another British Science Week, it seems like a great opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the Week and share some of our favourite moments.

March 25, 2021 by Louise Ogden
By Louise Ogden, Head of Communications at the British Science Association Now that the dust has settled from another British Science Week, it seems like a great opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the Week and…
Extreme Engineering: Careers in STEM can take you everywhere…including Antarctica

Extreme Engineering: Careers in STEM can take you everywhere…including Antarctica

March 17, 2021 by Orna Herr
We’re all used to a video chats and meetings now; it has been a year of waving at laptops and forgetting you’re on mute. But the bonus of our new-found proficiency with videos calls is that we’re hearing people from…
Generation Science – Little People, BIG DREAMS Q&A

Generation Science – Little People, BIG DREAMS Q&A

Maria, Suzie and Kate discuss big dreams, and in particular, how important it is for girls to see female representation in STEM as part of Generation Science.

March 16, 2021 by Liliana Shymanska
For this year’s British Science Week, we’ve focused on showing Generation Science – the next generation – that it’s possible for them to act on their desire to change the world. For this, we did some research into how young…
British Science Week 2021 has arrived!

British Science Week 2021 has arrived!

Today marks the start of British Science Week 2021 and we are so thrilled it has finally arrived!

March 5, 2021 by Louise Ogden
Today marks the start of British Science Week 2021 and we are so thrilled it has finally arrived! [caption id="attachment_44160" align="aligncenter" width="600"] It's British Science Week![/caption] It's been a strange build up to Science Week this year - the uncertainty…
Diverse teams join the Smashing Stereotypes campaign!

Diverse teams join the Smashing Stereotypes campaign!

Celebrating the diverse people and careers in science and engineering!

February 25, 2021 by Liliana Shymanska
You don’t have to look very far to find a common stereotype of a scientist - they’re typically characterised as white-haired lab-coat wearing males, smart but reserved and somehow distant from the real world. We want young people to see…
One week to go until British Science Week 2021!

One week to go until British Science Week 2021!

Find out how to get involved in British Science Week this year!

February 25, 2021 by Louise Ogden
2021 has not had the best start – in fact, it’s safe to say the last twelve months have provided one of the strangest and most challenging years in living memory. But as the first signs of spring start to…
Why it’s the perfect time for British Science Week

Why it’s the perfect time for British Science Week

Some might think that the last thing anyone wants to worry about right now is an ‘extra’ thing, such as British Science Week - but the Week can provide a fantastic welcome back to the classroom for both teachers and students alike, offering a chance to celebrate the return to school.

February 23, 2021 by Louise Ogden
By Maria Rossini, Head of Education at the British Science Association It’s been a long and pretty dark winter for many of us, and for our students too, as we have juggled the challenges of remote learning and key worker…
Science at home & chances to win prizes for your school with Baylab  

Science at home & chances to win prizes for your school with Baylab  

January 21, 2021 by Louise Ogden
If you are looking for engaging activities for British Science Week, Bayer, based in Reading, may be able to help. Bayer’s Baylab, an educational laboratory which offers free science workshops for students aged 7-18, are continuing to support education throughout lockdown.   Read on to find out…
British Science Week 2021 is all go!

British Science Week 2021 is all go!

January 14, 2021 by Louise Ogden
British Science Week is going ahead – and we promise to make it as big a celebration as we can!  It is not the build up we would hope for, but with schools closed for many students and much of the…
Celebrate Science Week Ireland - 8-15 November!

Celebrate Science Week Ireland - 8-15 November!

November 5, 2020 by Louise Ogden
Next week sees the start of Science Week Ireland We wanted to give a shout out to our friends there who will be celebrating their 25th Science Week (8 – 15 November 2020).  Their core theme is ‘Choosing our Future’,  focusing on how…
Download your British Science Week 2021 taster packs now!

Download your British Science Week 2021 taster packs now!

October 22, 2020 by Louise Ogden
We are almost into November, which means one thing - it's time to start preparing for the next edition of British Science Week! If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve got you covered with our fantastic activity taster packs below which…
Kick Start your Science Week 2021 plans now!

Kick Start your Science Week 2021 plans now!

October 7, 2020 by Louise Ogden
It's that time again - our Kick Start Grants are open for schools across the United Kingdom to help them prepare for British Science Week 2021. If you're looking for ideas and inspiration for your classroom, then read on to…

Supporting communities to trial new engagement approaches ahead of British Science Week 2021

September 8, 2020 by Louise Ogden
COVID-19 placed science firmly in the public conscious. It also profoundly affected how we interact with each other. Community organisations across the country have been resourceful in responding to their user’s immediate needs. The British Science Association (BSA) recognises the…
A sneak peek at British Science Week 2021

A sneak peek at British Science Week 2021

July 22, 2020 by Louise Ogden
It has been a very challenging time since British Science Week 2020, and especially so for teachers, community groups and others involved in organising events throughout the UK. Looking ahead, preparations are well underway for British Science Week 2021!  Here…

Poster competition 2020 winners announced!

July 2, 2020 by Louise Ogden
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up of this year’s poster competition! The theme for 2020 was Our diverse planet, and we received over 6,000 entries! We have one winner and two runner ups for each of…
New home-based activity packs launched

New home-based activity packs launched

April 23, 2020 by Louise Ogden
The British Science Association is proud to announce it has created a new library of science-based activities for children to do in line with the national curriculum during the lockdown period.  The CREST resource library, which includes packs of Star…
The best citizen science campaigns to do in lockdown!

The best citizen science campaigns to do in lockdown!

April 22, 2020 by Louise Ogden
There has been a big increase in the uptake of Zooniverse citizen science projects since the lockdown was first announced in March. The British Science Week team love these projects, and include them regularly as part of our annual 10-day…