Thinking about organising an event? Read this!


We’ve already had hundreds of British Science Week events registered with over three months to go, so thank you to everyone who has registered already.  If you’ve not decided what event or activity to organise yet, then worry not… Our handy organisers’ leaflets are here to help!

There are leaflets to download whether you’re organising events in school or for an organisation.  In our ‘how to guides’ section, we also have an organisers’ timeline and Science on a Shoestring guides that will help you get going – these show how you can do STEM activities on a small budget, using our free resources.

We also have activity packs and a library of resources to give you inspiration and ideas of things to do.

If you are working with younger audiences, then the British Science Association’s CREST Star activities (aimed at children aged 5 – 12) is a great starting point for group activities to do during British Science Week. They are designed to be run by any teacher, educator or youth club leader – you don’t have a science background – because each activity comes with an organisers’ card with instructions, highlighted safety points and a resource list.

If your organisation or company has a fascinating science story to tell, and you’re interested in inviting the public in to find out a bit more about what you do, you might be interested in getting involved in our new initiative, Behind the Scenes of British Science.  We’re aiming to create an ‘open house’-style week-long UK-wide celebration of the science, engineering, manufacturing, technology, architecture and construction going on right on people’s doorsteps that they may now have previously appreciated or had the chance to see up close.

Once you’ve decided what sort of event or activity to organise, then please don’t forget to register it on this website – and if your event is a public event, it will appear on our interactive map!  You’ll also have the opportunity to request a FREE marketing pack (of posters, postcards, stickers and balloons) to help you promote and celebrate your event.

If you would prefer to attend an event, rather than organise one yourself, then search our online database for events and activities taking place near you.

Or, why not get involved in a citizen science activity?  This year, our citizen science activities and partnerships are all things bat-related…

Whatever you’re planning for British Science Week, we look forward to hearing about it.  Share your ideas and event preparation with us on Twitter @ScienceWeekUK or Facebook /ScienceWeekUK (#BSW16).  And if you have any questions, you can email the team on: