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Scientific Sections

The British Science Association's Scientific Sections play a crucial role in both developing content for the Festival programme and advising on the latest developments within their fields. There are 16 Scientific Sections in total, which encompass all aspects of physical and social sciences. 

Joining a Section can be very rewarding and offers a range of opportunities to work at the forefront of science communication. Find out more about volunteering for a Section

Contact details for each Section can be found below

Agriculture and Food - Nicola Stock

Archaeology and Anthropology - Victoria Park

Biological Sciences - Penny Fletcher

Chemistry - Stephen Ashworth

Economics - David Dickinson

Education - Ellie Dommett

Engineering - Colin Wilkinson

General - Susan Watt

Geography - Richard Waller

Geology - Jo Wright

History of Science - Fern Elsdon-Baker

Mathematical Science - Peter Giblin

Medical Science - Andy Holding 

Physics and Astronomy - Kate Lancaster

Psychology - Rob Jenkins

Sociology and Social Policy - Rob Meadows

All 16 Sections are run on an entirely voluntary basis. The British Science Association is very grateful for all the hard work by members of the Sections in providing exciting and innovative content for the Festival programme each year.