During British Science Week 2016 (11-20 March) Behind the Scenes of British Science opened the doors of Britain’s most fascinating science, technology and engineering locations, operation sites, laboratories...as well as revealing science at the heart of the places you'd least expect to find it.

An ‘open house’-style opportunity

Behind the Scenes of British Science is an open house-style for the public and/or school and university groups to have access to science happening right on their doorstep.

Our 2016 partners included:

We are looking to recruit STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) and non-STEM companies and organisation across the UK for 2017. 

Why get involved?

  • An opportunity to be involved in the largest annual celebration of science across the UK
  • A unique opportunity for community engagement and a fantastic opportunity for staff volunteering 
  • Positive association with a powerful and respected brand giving PR value by association. For example; we will provide:
    • Digital presence via the British Science Week and British Science Association websites
    • You will be part of the Behind the Scenes of British Science social media campaigns (#BehindtheScenes )
    • You will be part of the targeted e-marketing campaign. 
  • Opportunity to reach new audiences in different ways
  • To highlight the fascinating science behind your work
  • To support the charitable aims of the British Science Association

To discuss this in more detail please contact Holly in the Development Team.

A bit more about British Science Week

  • British Science Week is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
  • It is a ten-day programme of STEM events and activities across the UK for people of all ages 
  • In 2014 over 4,300 events and activities took place across the UK with a total of 1.2 million participants. In 2015 over 5,000 events took place. 
  • In 2017 British Science Week will take place between 10-19 March.

Visit the British Science Week microsite for more information on the Week.

"Britain is today a world leader in science and technology, however maintaining that leadership means that science and engineering-based companies like Intertek need a new generation of scientists, trained to research, develop and innovate. I am delighted to visit Intertek Sunbury today with these Twickenham and Hampton Academy students, and hope this visit and all the other opportunities happening during British Science Week, will inspire and encourage students to work hard to be part of the UK’s scientific future."

The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable on a Behind the Scenes of British Science event in 2015.