Organisers’ concise timeline

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A long time before (September and October)

Browse the British Science Week FAQs

  • Read our FAQs here (from 2017 – to be updated shortly)

Decide roughly what kind of event you’d like to run

Decide how you’re going to pay for your activities

Book speakers


Sometime before (November and December)

Get some activity ideas


A short time before (January and February)

Finalise your plans

  • Decide on the event’s final budget, format, content, venue and timing
  • Allocate roles to the people who you need to help organise and deliver the event

Publicise your event/activity

Read the British Science Week guide to publicit

Pledge and promote your event

  • Firstly, pledge to run an event so it will appear on the pledge map on our homepage.
  • Next, if you need help with your event you can find speakers, volunteers and advisors on Science Live. Science Live is the British Science Association’s event platform that enables people – whether as organisers, speakers, volunteers, or attendees – to connect with one another.
  • You can also promote your event for free on Science Live’s event listing and map.

You may decide to use different timings than the ones here, and some suggestions will not be relevant to everyone. If you have any questions about this timeline, feel free to email the team at bsw@britishscienceassociation.org.