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Winners of the 2024 poster competition announced!

Winners of the 2024 poster competition announced!

May 16, 2024 by Orna Herr
We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s British Science Week poster competition! Based on our 2024 theme, ‘Time’, this year’s entries really highlighted the brilliant ideas, passions and dazzling imaginations of almost 5,000 burgeoning young artists from…
The theme for 2025 is...'Change and adapt'!

The theme for 2025 is...'Change and adapt'!

May 1, 2024 by Orna Herr
British Science Week is entering its third decade in 2025, taking place on 7-16 March, and the theme to mark the start of this new era is ‘Change and adapt’! We’re so excited to seeing the activities and events you…
A round-up of British Science Week 2024!

A round-up of British Science Week 2024!

March 21, 2024 by Orna Herr
That’s a wrap on British Science Week’s 30th anniversary! We hope you had a brilliant time celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths – we loved seeing all the fun you had running events and activities! Do keep tagging us on…
300-year-old national wildlife record needs British public to help scientists track spring

300-year-old national wildlife record needs British public to help scientists track spring

February 22, 2024 by Anissa Alifandi
Nature’s Calendar is an almost 300-year-old record of observations in nature across the UK. It indicates milestones in the year, such as when spring starts Nature’s Calendar and British Science Week are collaborating to get the UK public looking out…
The Live Assembly #BSW24 with TheDadLab at the Royal Observatory

The Live Assembly #BSW24 with TheDadLab at the Royal Observatory

February 19, 2024 by Anissa Alifandi
We are delighted to announce that YouTube content creator, and longtime supporter of British Science Week, Sergei Urban, best known as TheDadLab will be presenting the Live Assembly #BSW24 on Friday 8 March to kick start the Week’s celebrations. The…
British Science Week turns 30 – ‘time’ to celebrate with Royal Observatory Greenwich

British Science Week turns 30 – ‘time’ to celebrate with Royal Observatory Greenwich

January 31, 2024 by Anissa Alifandi
This year, British Science Week marks its 30th anniversary. Taking place annually in March, British Science Week is a national 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, marked by schools, libraries, museums, businesses and more. For this milestone, British…
Connecting communities to British Science Week

Connecting communities to British Science Week

January 26, 2024 by Tawny Buck
The British Science Association (BSA) runs British Science Week British Science Week, which brings people together over a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year, for British Science Week’s 30th anniversary, we’re launching a brand new Communities…
British Science Week 2024 is just around the corner on 8-17 March – it’s about time!

British Science Week 2024 is just around the corner on 8-17 March – it’s about time!

January 11, 2024 by Orna Herr
The two-month countdown begins to the special 30th of anniversary the Week, and you can get started by getting stuck in to STEM fun now with our British Science Week activity packs – available from today! The packs, available to…
The British Science Week 2024 taster packs are out now!

The British Science Week 2024 taster packs are out now!

October 3, 2023 by Orna Herr
What’s that coming over the hill? It’s British Science Week 2024! Next year’s British Science Week is an extra special one – it marks the 30th anniversary of the very first Week way back in 1994! (Hands up if that…
Applications for British Science Week 2024 grants are open!

Applications for British Science Week 2024 grants are open!

September 20, 2023 by Orna Herr
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… British Science Week 2024 Grants are open for applications! Schools and community groups can apply for Kick Start Grants and Community Grants respectively to fund, organise and run their own events and activities…
*CLOSED* Win a copy of 'How to Spaghettify Your Dog' for your school!

*CLOSED* Win a copy of 'How to Spaghettify Your Dog' for your school!

July 5, 2023 by Anissa Alifandi
We're delighted to partner with Bloomsbury Children’s Books on a giveaway of their brand new book, 'How To Spaghettify Your Dog: and other science secrets of the universe'! We've got five copies up for grabs, so why not enter and…
A conversation with the senior poster competition winner!

A conversation with the senior poster competition winner!

July 4, 2023 by Orna Herr
That's a wrap on the British Science Week 2023 poster competition, we have our winners! We received so many fantastic posters this year on such a diverse range of subjects related to connections, and we’re fascinated by how the children…
Winners of the 2023 poster competition announced!

Winners of the 2023 poster competition announced!

May 16, 2023 by Orna Herr
We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s British Science Week poster competition! Based on our 2023 theme, ‘Connections’, this year’s entries really highlighted the brilliant ideas, passions and dazzling imaginations of over 4,000 burgeoning young artists from…
The theme for 2024 is...'Time'!

The theme for 2024 is...'Time'!

May 9, 2023 by Orna Herr
We are excited to announce our theme for the 2024 British Science Week activity packs and poster competition – ‘Time’! Next year is the 30th anniversary of British Science Week, so this theme celebrates the passing of time since the…
Guest blog | Norman Lockyer Observatory runs stellar British Science Week celebration for local families

Guest blog | Norman Lockyer Observatory runs stellar British Science Week celebration for local families

April 12, 2023 by Orna Herr
The Norman Lockyer Observatory (NLO) in Sidmouth, Devon, is a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy and the promotion of science education. It is regularly open…
Use British Science Week activities for CREST!

Use British Science Week activities for CREST!

March 20, 2023 by Orna Herr
Did you know that you can use or adapt activities from the British Science Week 2023 activity packs to submit for CREST Awards? Selected activities in the Early Years and Primary packs, indicated by a special CREST logo, can be…
'Connection to science' campaign

'Connection to science' campaign

March 6, 2023 by Anissa Alifandi
The British Science Association (BSA), who run British Science Week, is always keen to find out how young people feel about science, scientists and other issues. The BSA have conducted surveys in recent years to hear what older secondary school…
Food and British Science Week

Food and British Science Week

February 27, 2023 by Orna Herr
Food, as they say, is the great leveller. We all need to eat, whether we lean towards savoury or sweet, quick and easy or a labour of love, eating is ever-present. Choosing, sourcing and cooking food might not seem to…
Smashing Stereotypes returns for another British Science Week

Smashing Stereotypes returns for another British Science Week

We are thrilled to announce that our highly-anticipated ‘Smashing Stereotypes’ campaign will return for this year’s British Science Week – celebrating the diverse people and careers in science and engineering!

February 21, 2023 by Anissa Alifandi
We are thrilled to announce that our highly-anticipated ‘Smashing Stereotypes’ campaign will return for this year’s British Science Week – celebrating the diverse people and careers in science and engineering! Since its launch in 2020, the Smashing Stereotypes campaign has…
Seven top tips for celebrating British Science Week 2024!

Seven top tips for celebrating British Science Week 2024!

January 26, 2023 by Orna Herr
1. Get volunteers from the community involved Send a message around to parents and carers to find out if they work in STEM, and would be keen to share their experiences as part of British Science Week. This is a…