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Message from the Chief Executive

A new vision for science

Is science really part of the UK's culture?

The British Science Association recently completed a period of reflection on what we do,  who we serve, and why. We concluded that the answer to that question is 'no' - for now.

For instance, do people who engage in individual science activities make the leap and engage in others? Are we pulling in enough people from new and diverse backgrounds? Do these people consider themselves as part of a science community, or do they engage just as a novelty?  How can we connect science with the rest of society? These are the questions that we’ve been asking ourselves while developing our new plans.

In future, the British Science Association will help more people enjoy, explore, investigate and discuss science. We will support, grow and diversify the community of people who are interested in and involved in science, technology, engineering and maths; and who contribute to its impact on UK culture, our society and the economy.

Our vision for the future is one where science is seen as part of – rather than set apart from – culture and society at large.

Imran Khan
Chief Executive

(My email address is in the format firstname.lastname@britishscienceassociation.org)

To find out more about the Association's new vision for science, read Imran's blog post.