The British Science Association (BSA) is pleased to announce that the British Science Festival 2017 will take place in Brighton. The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex will co-host the Festival, which will run from 5 – 9 September.

First held (as the inaugural and then annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science) in 1831, the Festival has been the stage for many iconic moments in history – such as the famous debate on Darwin’s then controversial theory of evolution between Thomas Huxley and the Bishop of Oxford in 1860. It also saw the first use of the word ‘scientist,’ in 1834.  The annual meeting has been previously held in Brighton on three occasions: 1872; 1948; and 1983.  

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