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July 2014

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


We've just completed a major review of the Association's aims, had a resulting restructure - and we're now pleased to invite applications for nine newly-created roles to help us achieve our new vision, of a world where science is seen as a part of culture and society, rather than just a profession or a subject. 

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.

by Jo Cox, Head of Science at Redmoor Academy. This is the second article showing the different perspectives around the Anturus expedition on the Severn from the scientist (Huw James from Anturus), the teacher (Jo Cox) and one of the students (Luca Moore project leader age 13).


We first met Huw James in March 2014, and had arranged for him to lead a session for a small group of students who we thought might be interested in following the latest expedition from the Anturus team. I'm not entirely sure how this session then led into one of the most challenging and exciting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects we have ever been involved with, but that is indeed the case.