The British Science Association (BSA) has today launched its first essay collection exploring the themes surrounding the organisation’s vision.

The collection includes contributions from the organisation’s Chief Executive, Imran Khan; newly appointed Chair, Lord David Willetts; and current President, Professor Dame Athene Donald. There are also essays by figures including economist Dame Frances Cairncross; scientist in residence at the Rambert, Professor Nicky Clayton; and Matt Locke, founder of Storythings.

The BSA was first established in 1831 by a group of polymaths, inventors and historians of science. They sought greater national attention for the aims of science. Following a strategy review in 2014, however, the British Science Association now wants to look beyond what happens in the lab and help create a world where science is at the heart of society and culture.

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