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British Science Week is here!

British Science Week is here!

For the next ten days, the whole country will be getting stuck in with science.

March 11, 2016 by Louise O
British Science Week is finally here! For the next ten days, the whole country will be getting stuck in with science. There are thousands of events happening across the UK, from Aberdeen to Jersey, and from Aberystwyth to Norwich! Find…
An opportunity to inspire during British Science Week

An opportunity to inspire during British Science Week

March 11, 2016 by Holly Christie
By Wynne Lewis, R&D Director at 3M United Kingdom plc. ----- It’s perhaps not surprising that schools don’t exactly encourage children to fail. When success is measured by grades, the focus is always going to be on getting things right. Common…
Get a digital badge when you take part in British Science Week!

Get a digital badge when you take part in British Science Week!

Our new British Science Week (BSW2016) Digital Badges are now LIVE!

February 26, 2016 by Louise O
Our new British Science Week (BSW2016) Digital Badges are now LIVE on www.makewav.es/britishscienceweek Digital badges are a fresh way to encourage and recognise students’ achievements, and we are really excited to be piloting them this year. Varying levels of participation…
Our flagship events

Our flagship events

Find out about the British Science Association's special events across the UK for British Science Week.

February 23, 2016 by AmyMacLaren
While the main purpose of British Science Week is to inspire and facilitate a grassroots celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths featuring events and activities all around the UK, the British Science Association is also putting on a number…

Download the official British Science Week marketing pack!

Help promote your event with our poster and sticker templates!

February 10, 2016 by elspethhoulding
So, you've planned your activity for British Science Week, perhaps you've booked your venue, and maybe you've organised a speaker, but how are you going to attract your audience? Well, we're very pleased to let you know that we've now made…

New British Science Week resources

We are pleased to launch the British Science Week activity packs and poster competition themes and resources for 2016.

January 22, 2016 by AmyMacLaren
We’ve uploaded a fantastic array of new resources to the website, take a look! Download our Activity Packs Start planning your classroom activities for British Science Week 2016 with our FREE Spaces for Science: Science in Spaces Activity Packs! This…

Thinking about organising an event? Read this!

We have lots of advice and guidance for people planning British Science Week events and activities - plus loads of other ways to get involved!

December 10, 2015 by AmyMacLaren
We've already had hundreds of British Science Week events registered with over three months to go, so thank you to everyone who has registered already.  If you've not decided what event or activity to organise yet, then worry not... Our handy…

Grant scheme now closed

Our 2015/16 grants scheme is now closed for applications.

November 23, 2015 by AmyMacLaren
The British Science Association's grant scheme for British Science Week 2016 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for a grant - we've had applications from hundreds of schools and organisations across the UK. The British Science Week…

Demo day - how to get involved

Pledge your support and apply for a grant to help fund your demo day activity.

November 11, 2015 by AmyMacLaren
For British Science Week 2016, Demo Day will take place on Thursday 17 March. Demo Day is an opportunity to celebrate the power that hands-on science demonstrations have to inspire, excite and fuel the imaginations of young people.  We're encouraging…

Are you eligible for a British Science Week grant?

We have funding available to support events and activities run by schools and organisations during British Science Week. Application deadline is 23 November.

October 28, 2015 by AmyMacLaren
For British Science Week 2016, we have a number of grant schemes available, providing small pots of funding from £200 - £700 to help organisations and schools put on events and activities during the week. Applications are open now, and…

Help scientists identify bat calls as part of British Science Week

Get batty for British Science Week!

October 21, 2015 by Louise O
For British Science Week 2016 we are partnering with the Zooniverse project, Bat Detective, an audio-visual citizen science project that asks people to identify bat calls. Help us listen to the sonograms and pick out different calls! Bat Detective is…

Welcome to our new website!

We are pleased to welcome you to the new British Science Week website.

October 19, 2015 by AmyMacLaren
Welcome to the new British Science Week website We are pleased to welcome you to the new British Science Week website. The site offers lots of resources for planning and organising events and activities for British Science Week 2016. Here…

Community grant case studies from 2015

In a few days’ time we will be opening our round of grant applications for 2016.

October 15, 2015 by James Whayman
In a few days’ time we will be opening our round of grant applications for 2016. As with last year, one of our grant schemes is especially for community groups that work with audiences who are traditionally under-represented or not…

British Science Week 2015: a huge success!

This year’s British Science Week was a huge success, with over 5000 events and activities taking place nationwide.

October 15, 2015 by James Whayman
This year’s British Science Week was a huge success, with over 5000 events and activities taking place nationwide, engaging over 1.6 million participants. Everyone from children to research scientists got involved in everything from policy debates to science fairs and…