The British Science Festival

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As one of the UK's biggest science festivals, attracting a diverse audience each year, the British Science Fesitval is an extremely rewarding event to be involved in.

With events attracting academics, general public, school groups and families, nowhere do you get such an eclectic mix of people engaging with science than at the British Science Festival and no other UK event rivals the press coverage generated for science and reaches so many.

The British Science Association imposes no restrictions on who can propose an event at the Festival - staff at the host University, organisations from the host city and people from all over the UK come to the Festival to host events.

2014 British Science Festival

The 2014 British Science Festival will be in Birmingham, hosted by the University of Birmingham.

Anyone can submit a proposal.

You can submit a proposal for events to take place in the entertainment and family programme. This could include:

  • comedy, drama or music events
  • family shows, workshops and hands-on exhibitions 
  • fieldtrips and visits
  • sci-art events and exhibitions

You can submit proposals for these types of events from 11 November to 10 January.

If you would like to submit an proposal for the science programme for adults you can do so from 13 January to 14 March

Events in this programme could include:

  • single talks or TED style talks
  • panel discussions around a subject
  • workshops for adults
  • debates
  • technology demonstrations

If you have any questions about the British Science Festival, please contact the Festival team.

Sponsorship opportunities

Find out more on how to become a sponsor for the 2014 Festival in Birmingham email Aoine Saunders, Corporate Partnerships Manager

 Scientific Sections

Why not work with one of our Sections who organise events for the Festival on a range of topics. They can provide support and advice when planning your event. For more information about which Sections you could work with and contact information click here.

The call for event proposals is now closed and will re open in November for the 2014 Festival.