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Download your British Science Week 2023 taster packs now

Download your British Science Week 2023 taster packs now

Get started with planning your British Science Week 2023 events and activities

October 12, 2022 by Orna Herr
British Science Week 2023 is coming! It might not be kicking off until 10-19 March 2023, but the British Science Week fun has started now! We’re excited to announce that we have released our free taster packs: the Early Years…
Applications for British Science Week 2023 grants are open!

Applications for British Science Week 2023 grants are open!

September 21, 2022 by Orna Herr
Exciting news… our British Science Week 2023 grants are now open for applications! Our Kick Start Grants and Community Grants provide schools and community groups respectively funds to organise and run their own events and activities during British Science Week, which…
Interview with senior poster competition winner!

Interview with senior poster competition winner!

June 21, 2022 by Orna Herr
The British Science Week 2022 poster competition is a wrap, we have our winners! As we get so many brilliant posters on a diverse range of subjects, we’re fascinated by how the children and young people behind them come up…
Winners of the 2022 poster competition announced!

Winners of the 2022 poster competition announced!

June 9, 2022 by Orna Herr
We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s British Science Week poster competition! Based on our 2022 theme, ‘Growth’, this year’s entries really hit the mark and showcased the wonderful imaginations, passions and ideas for the future of…
The theme for 2023 is...'Connections'!

The theme for 2023 is...'Connections'!

May 25, 2022 by Orna Herr
We are delighted to announce our theme for the 2023 British Science Week activity packs and poster competition – ‘Connections’! As we celebrate togetherness, after a period where isolation was a sad but necessary reality, ‘Connections’ is an apt theme…
British Science Week 2022 grew into something great!

British Science Week 2022 grew into something great!

From classroom activities and in-person events, to online lessons and messy demonstrations, we’re excited to share some of the highlights with you.

April 5, 2022 by Liliana Shymanska
Another British Science Week has come to an end but the celebrations don’t stop here. The theme for British Science Week 2022 was ‘Growth’ and we’re sure that many of you can relate to this, particularly with all the growing…
Celebrating feats of UK science during Covid

Celebrating feats of UK science during Covid

Sir Patrick Vallance reflects on the scientific achievements of the last two years.

March 14, 2022 by Louise Ogden
By Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser Three days ago - Friday 11 March - marked two years since the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic. And although the pandemic is not over, we have reached a…
Join children’s writer and presenter Konnie Huq for British Science Week events

Join children’s writer and presenter Konnie Huq for British Science Week events

March 4, 2022 by Orna Herr
A celebration of books and reading might conjure images of perhaps children dressed as their favourite fictional characters, rather than conducting a science experiment. But did you know reading can have significant benefits for learning science, technology, engineering and maths…
One month to go until British Science Week 2022!

One month to go until British Science Week 2022!

February 11, 2022 by Orna Herr
British Science Week 2022 is just one month away! The Week, supported by UK Research and Innovation, will take place between 11-20 March and whether you’re a school, a community group, or planning to celebrate at home there are still…
Join in the NFU's Live Lessons!

Join in the NFU's Live Lessons!

February 10, 2022 by Orna Herr
Head to the farm for British Science Week 2022! To celebrate British Science Week, NFU Education are hosting a range of exciting curriculum-linked lessons - live from farms across England and Wales! There are three lessons across the Week for…
Top ten tips for British Science Week 2022

Top ten tips for British Science Week 2022

January 26, 2022 by Orna Herr
British Science Week is now just weeks away, kicking off on 11- 20 March, but there is still plenty of time to plan and run and event! Check out our top ten tips for bringing the Week to your school…
British Science Week is back for 2022!

British Science Week is back for 2022!

The British Science Week 2022 activity packs are now available for download from the website.

January 11, 2022 by Orna Herr
We’re excited to say that British Science Week 2022 is going ahead at full steam, and the run up officially begins now as we launch our activity packs! You have hopefully been enjoying our taster packs, which were published in…
Download your British Science Week 2022 taster packs now!

Download your British Science Week 2022 taster packs now!

November 3, 2021 by Orna Herr
As the nights draw in and the winter clothes come out of the cupboard, it’s time to get cosy and start looking ahead to British Science Week 2022! The next British Science Week will take place from 11-20 March and…
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 Louise Ogden
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 Louise Ogden
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!

Winners of the 2021 poster competition announced!

June 15, 2021 by Louise Ogden
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…