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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…
Highlights from British Science Week 2020!

Highlights from British Science Week 2020!

April 1, 2020 by Louise Ogden
From spotting spider monkeys to celebrating Our Diverse Planet, the 2020 edition of British Science Week was an incredible experience for all. Amidst the backdrop of a developing COVID-19 pandemic, schools, community groups and other outreach centres held hundreds of…
British Science Week Q&A with a Guinness World Record holder

British Science Week Q&A with a Guinness World Record holder

March 12, 2020 by Amy MacLaren
In 2019, explorer Victor Vescovo was recognised by Guinness World Records as the First person to reach Earth's highest and lowest points. Vescovo has experienced Earth's most extremes - and has now been inducted into the GWR Hall of Fame…
Sustainability from the sofa

Sustainability from the sofa

The British Science Association has today released survey results to coincide with the start of British Science Week (6-15 March 2020‎), which show that while documentaries like Blue Planet are putting environmental issues front of mind, many of us are still confused about how we can make a positive impact, with almost 2 in 5 of the survey respondents unsure where to start when it comes to living more sustainably.

March 5, 2020 by Louise Ogden
The British Science Association has today released survey results to coincide with the start of British Science Week (6-15 March 2020‎), which show that while documentaries like Blue Planet are putting environmental issues front of mind, many of us are…

Response to coronavirus

March 3, 2020 by Louise Ogden
The British Science Association are closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation, and we are aware that with British Science Week starting on Friday 6 March, there will be lots of events taking place across the country – both big and…
Smashing Stereotypes: 3M and British Science Association celebrate everyday scientists this British Science Week

Smashing Stereotypes: 3M and British Science Association celebrate everyday scientists this British Science Week

February 25, 2020 by Louise Ogden
The British Science Association (BSA) today announced that it is partnering with science-based technology company 3M on a new campaign to tackle stereotypes in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), during British Science Week this year (6 – 15 March…
Konnie Huq announced as British Science Week Ambassdor!

Konnie Huq announced as British Science Week Ambassdor!

February 22, 2020 by Louise Ogden
The British Science Association is pleased to announce Konnie Huq as an Ambassador for this year’s British Science Week. Konnie will be supporting various activities during the Week including the Smashing Stereotypes campaign and the Finals of the Youth Industrial…
British Science Week 2020 grant winners announced 

British Science Week 2020 grant winners announced 

January 27, 2020 by Louise Ogden
More than 660 schools and community groups have received funding to further boost their British Science Week projects and events this year, thanks to funds distributed by the British Science Association and provided by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  Over 500 Kick Start Grants have been allocated to…
Our 2020 British Science Week activity packs are live!

Our 2020 British Science Week activity packs are live!

January 14, 2020 by Louise Ogden
Great news, everyone - our 2020 activity packs are now live and available to download! This year’s theme is centred on ‘Our diverse planet’, with different ways to celebrate our amazing ecological, cultural and societal diversity. There are also activities…
Our British Science Week teaser activity packs are here!

Our British Science Week teaser activity packs are here!

We are delighted to launch our brand-new activity pack previews, featuring inspiration and ideas to help you kick start your #BSW20 planning.

November 6, 2019 by Louise Ogden
It’s November, which means one thing: it’s time to start thinking about your British Science Week 2020! To help you get started, we’re delighted to launch our brand-new teaser activity packs. [caption id="attachment_42199" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The preview packs feature easy,…

2020 grants are now open!

September 30, 2019 by Louise Ogden
Applications for British Science Week 2020 grants are  now open.  There are different types of funding available for you to apply for, depending on the organisation you’re a part of and the audience you work with. British Science Week, which takes place between 6 - 15 March…
Poster competition winners 2019 announced!

Poster competition winners 2019 announced!

May 2, 2019 by Louise Ogden
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 Louise Ogden
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 Science Association and Operation Weather Rescue are asking Brits to use…
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 Louise Ogden
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 Louise Ogden
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 Louise Ogden
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), and supported by Eurotunnel, Run with the Ancestors is an immersive…
Run with the Ancestors

Run with the Ancestors

January 15, 2019 by Louise Ogden
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 Amy MacLaren
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 Louise Ogden
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 Amy MacLaren
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…