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Poster competition winners 2019 announced!

Poster competition winners 2019 announced!

May 2, 2019 by Lorna Cudmore
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up of this year's poster competition! The theme for 2019 was journeys, and we received over 6,000 entries! We have one winner and two runner ups for each of the 4…
It’s official! We’re obsessed: discussing the weather is most ‘British’ trait

It’s official! We’re obsessed: discussing the weather is most ‘British’ trait

The rumours are true: Brits really do love talking about the weather.

March 8, 2019 by Anna Paul
It’s official! We’re obsessed: discussing the weather is most ‘British’ trait  A poll of 2,000 people found discussing the weather is the most stereotypical ‘British’ trait, ahead of drinking tea and queuing This British Science Week (8-17 March), the British…
Reading Rocks’ STEMsational books for British Science Week

Reading Rocks’ STEMsational books for British Science Week

Today is World Book Day, which coincidentally falls on the eve of our own British Science Week! To mark the occasion, we’re delighted to host a guest piece from Heather Wright from Reading Rocks, who has put together some excellent reading picks for British Science Week.

March 7, 2019 by Anna Paul
Today is World Book Day, which coincidentally falls on the eve of our own British Science Week! To mark the occasion, we’re delighted to host a guest piece from Heather Wright from Reading Rocks, who has put together some excellent reading…
Become a citizen scientist for British Science Week!

Become a citizen scientist for British Science Week!

Announcing...our 2019 citizen science partner

February 19, 2019 by Anna Paul
We are delighted to announce that the citizen science project for British Science Week 2019 will be: Operation Weather Rescue. Operation Weather Rescue is run by a team of meteorologists and climate scientists who want to build a legacy of environmental information that…
Run with the Ancestors for British Science Week

Run with the Ancestors for British Science Week

January 30, 2019 by Lorna Cudmore
Run with the Ancestors for British Science Week Joining the series of previous virtual races, we have launched our 2019 Run with the Ancestors race. Produced by Six to Start, the team behind Zombies, Run! (the world’s most popular smartphone fitness game),…
Run with the Ancestors

Run with the Ancestors

January 15, 2019 by Lorna Cudmore
Based in London? Celebrate British Science Week with a special race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, on Saturday March 16, 2019!    Following on the successes of our past Run the Solar System and Run to the Deep races, we’re delighted to…
Spend a day in the life of the Guinness World Records team!

Spend a day in the life of the Guinness World Records team!

January 10, 2019 by AmyMacLaren
As part of their partnership with the British Science Association on this year's British Science Week, Guinness World Records is offering a very special poster competition prize for the Junior category... Junior students have the opportunity to win the chance…
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…