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Award Lectures

The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 20 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox, Richard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science and actively encourage scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The nominees should be active, early career researchers who are skilled in communicating their research and who are able to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival, 7th - 10th September 2015 in Bradford.


Award Lecture nominations for 2015 are now open. Click here to find out more and to complete a nomination form. 


Awards are available in 5 different areas:

Margaret Mead - social sciences

Isambard Kingdom Brunel - engineering, technology and industry

Charles Lyell - environmental sciences

Charles Darwin - agricultural, biological and medical sciences

Rosalind Franklin - physical sciences and mathematics

The selected lecturers will receive an all expenses paid trip to the British Science Festival, a £250 honorarium and an invitation to the Festival Dinner. There may also be other opportunities to present the Award Lecture at other science festivals in the UK.

To see the full list of Award Lectures since 1990, click here. For more information, please contact Hana Ayoob