Getting started

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

Organise an event

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

We also have ‘how to’ guides to help you get started and advice about finding a presenter.

Become a citizen scientist!

If organising an event isn’t for you, there are lots of events you can participate in, such as our citizen science project. Our 2018 partnership was with The Plastic Tide who are a charity made up of ocean, science and tech enthusiasts obsessed with working out ways to clean up our oceans of marine litter and plastic.

Run to the Deep

We opened an exciting new virtual  race for British Science Week 2018 – Run to the Deep. The race is now closed, but we’ve opened a crowdfunder page to relaunch it, and run a live 10k race in London. Find out more here.

Produced in partnership with Six to StartRun to the Deep is an immersive running app which chronicles a journey from the sea surface to the Marianas Trench – the deepest know part of the ocean – as you run over a 10k distance. Explorer Pierre-Yves Cousteau narrates the virtual race, detailing alien creatures, amazing seascapes, and human exploration stories as you “descend” to the ocean floor.