The theme for 2023 is…’Connections’!


We are delighted to announce our theme for the 2023 British Science Week activity packs and poster competition – ‘Connections’!

As we celebrate togetherness, after a period where isolation was a sad but necessary reality, ‘Connections’ is an apt theme for British Science Week 2023.

Nearly all innovations in science, technology, engineering and maths are built on connections between people; two (or more) heads are better than one, after all! But as well as exploring the importance and joy in connections between individual scientists, research groups and institutions, you could discover the different ways connections appear across all areas of science. Evolution, for example, shows us the ways that animals, including humans, as well as well, plants and bacteria are all connected in a family tree stretching back millennia.

Perhaps you could explore the science and technology behind the internet, or delve into the ways technology has changed the world by connecting people internationally at the click at a button.

‘Connections’ as a theme offers a huge range of topics to delve into as part of your British Science Week 2023 activities.

Are you looking for ideas for British Science Week activities?

Here are some links to help you plan your celebrations for 10-19 March 2023:

  • Activity packs – our four, *free* and full-to-the-brim activity packs are the perfect way to get your kids and community groups involved.
  • What’s on – we’re rounding up some great, accessible and inspiring events that you can be part of wherever you are.
  • Science Live – want to find out what’s happening in your local area? See if any events have been posted on Science Live!

About the theme

The connection between human actions and climate change could be a fantastic topic to explore in our poster competition. Or how about how atoms connect to form chemical bonds which make up everything around us. What is water if not a connection between hydrogen and oxygen?

The human body is another topic that offers a plethora of opportunities to think about connections. Why not use how our organs are connected and work together as a brilliant topic for a school assembly, or create a poster which explores the human skeleton?

We can find examples of connections within all subjects and all around us, making it an excellent starting point for a celeb ration of science!

We’d love to find out what ‘Connections’ means to you and how you’d like to see that reflected in our events and activities, so please do get in touch and let us know what you think!