by Imran Khan, Chief Executive of the British Science Association.
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.