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Our 2019 activity packs are now live!

Our 2019 activity packs are now live!

Download your 2019 activity packs now!

November 13, 2018 by Anna Paul
We're delighted to announce the 2019 activity packs are now live! Themed around ‘journeys', our activity packs provide easy-to-do, hands-on activities that parents and teachers can easily run with their students and children. From creating tunnels, time capsules and perfume to…
Celebrating 25 years of the Channel Tunnel

Celebrating 25 years of the Channel Tunnel

October 19, 2018 by AmyMacLaren
We are delighted to announce a new partner for British Science Week 2019: Eurotunnel le shuttle. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Tunnel, the British Science Association has partnered with Eurotunnel with the aim of sharing…
Grant applications are open - apply now

Grant applications are open - apply now

October 10, 2018 by Jessica Rowley
Applications for British Science Week 2019 grants are now open. There are different types of funding available for you to apply for, depending on the organisation you're part of and the audience you work with.   British Science Week takes place from 8 – 17 March 2019. Apply here:  www.britishscienceweek.org/apply-for-a-grant   Community Grants …
Poster competition winners 2018

Poster competition winners 2018

May 15, 2018 by Anna Paul
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s British Science Week poster competition! We had so many incredible entries this year and it was very difficult choosing a winner. We were so impressed with the quality and creativity…
British Science Week checklist ✅

British Science Week checklist ✅

March 8, 2018 by Anna Paul
British Science Week has officially landed and we couldn't be more excited. Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? Then read on.... Organise an event Running an event of your own may seem daunting, but it doesn't…
Download our British Science Week activity packs!

Download our British Science Week activity packs!

January 31, 2018 by Anna Paul
The theme for this year’s activity packs is 'exploration and discovery' and they are available to download now! The activity packs aim to encourage young people to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives by exploring science in…
Our partnership with Guinness World Records

Our partnership with Guinness World Records

January 29, 2018 by AmyMacLaren
The British Science Association is delighted to be partnering with Guinness World Records this year to celebrate the publication of their brand new book, Science & Stuff. Introduced by BSA Honorary Fellow, presenter, author and comedian Robin Ince, Science &…
Run to the Deep for British Science Week

Run to the Deep for British Science Week

January 17, 2018 by Anna Paul
Following last year's hugely popular race, Run the Solar System, we’re delighted to announce a BRAND NEW race for 2018: Run to the Deep.  Produced in partnership with  Six to Start, the team behind Zombies, Run! (the world’s most popular smartphone fitness game), Run to the Deep is an…
Grants for British Science Week 2018 are now open!

Grants for British Science Week 2018 are now open!

September 27, 2017 by Anna Paul
Apply for a British Science Week grant Applications for British Science Week 2018 grants are now open. There are different types of funding available for people to apply for, depending on the organisation they're a part of and the audience they work with. Community Grants This…
Coming soon...activity packs & poster guidelines

Coming soon...activity packs & poster guidelines

September 25, 2017 by Anna Paul
The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “exploration and discovery” and our activity packs and poster guidelines will be available in the second week of January. While you're waiting, you can apply for our grants, start planning your activities or…
Run the Solar System is BACK

Run the Solar System is BACK

September 25, 2017 by Anna Paul
While you're waiting for British Science Week 2018 to kick in, why not sign up for our immersive Run the Solar System running app? The virtual race – an immersive tour of the solar system featuring each planet as a…
Looking for activities post-BSW? Try Bayer's new science lab!

Looking for activities post-BSW? Try Bayer's new science lab!

May 15, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
If participating in British Science Week has left you and your students hungry for more science activities, then this may be of interest... Bayer, which is a supporter of the BSA’s education work, has opened a new schools laboratory, Baylab.…
Photo competition - still time to enter!

Photo competition - still time to enter!

April 4, 2017 by Beejal Parekh
Entries close on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 6pm. We need your help to bring technicians into the spotlight! We’re inviting young people, aged 5 -19 years, to share an image of a representation of a technician on Twitter or…
Poster competition: still plenty of time to get involved!

Poster competition: still plenty of time to get involved!

March 16, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
The annual poster competition is one of the most popular aspects of British Science Week, with over 12,000 students participating in 2016. This year, the theme of the poster competition is 'change'. There are five age categories, and your students…
Royal Mail postmark for BSW

Royal Mail postmark for BSW

March 15, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
Those with keen eyes may have noticed British Science Week (BSW) popping up on their post this week. That's because the Royal Mail have created a special postmark for BSW, which is being stamped on parcels and envelopes that are…
It's Demo Day tomorrow!

It's Demo Day tomorrow!

March 15, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
It's Demo Day 2017 tomorrow and we've had over 700 pledges - with more still coming in. To get us in the mood, Scientist and Inventor in Residence, Carole Kenrick, gives her wonderful insight and advice on what makes a great…
Demo Day pledge winners announced!

Demo Day pledge winners announced!

March 10, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Demo Day pledge competition... The following schools will be receiving a dry ice education kit from our partners, Chillistick.  Congratulations, and we hope you have lots of fun on Demo Day!…
British Science Week 2017 starts today!

British Science Week 2017 starts today!

March 10, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
British Science Week is predominantly a grassroots celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths with thousands of events and activities organized in schools, in communities and by a whole host of cultural organizations, businesses and other venues. There are already…
One week to go!

One week to go!

March 3, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
There is just one week to go until annual British Science Week (BSW) celebrations begin. 2017 is forecast to be the biggest and best yet – with hundreds of ways to get involved. Big features of BSW this year include:…
Demo Day preparation: dry ice in the classroom

Demo Day preparation: dry ice in the classroom

March 1, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
Calling all teachers and technicians!  You could be in with the chance to win one of five dry ice classroom packs (worth £75!) from our partners, Chillistick, if you pledge to run a demonstration on Demo Day (Thursday 16 March), before our…