Plan your activities

Plan your British Science Week 2019!

Getting involved in British Science Week is really easy and you can take part in lots of different ways.

Run with the Ancestors


We have an exciting new race lined up in time for British Science Week 2019!

Run with the Ancestors is a race that will take you back in time through 500k to 1 million years of Britains history.

Whether you’re running a PE lesson, community event or just fancy stretching your legs, get involved here!



Organise an event

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Running an event of your own may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you all the way, from applying for grants to providing activity packs.

Visit our ‘how to’ guides page for step-by-step instructions on how to organise an event,  find a presenter, how to arrange publicity, and where to find funding. There are handy templates to easily create press releases and press photocall invitations to maximise publicity for your event.


Become a citizen scientist



This year, our Zooniverse citizen science partnership is with Operation Weather Rescue

We need your help to digitise 2.5 million pieces of  weather information between the years of 1860 and 1880. Find out more here.



Download our activity packs


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The packs encourage young people to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives by exploring science in the world all around us. We have activities for three different stages: early years, primary, and secondary! You can find them here.





Download the British Science Week marketing resources

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We would appreciate if you could acknowledge British Science Week in any promotional material you create.

You can find our 2019 logo and marketing materials here.





Apply for a grant

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We have grants available to schools and community groups to organise events during British Science Week. We are looking for exciting events which will engage audiences underrepresented in STEM.

Our 2019 grants are now closed.