British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day national programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages.

BSW 2017 will take place 10 - 19 March.

Ideas and inspiration

There are lots of different ways your branch can take part in BSW, from organising a talk or lecture, to doing some fun hands-on science demonstrations. Here are a few sources of inspiration that you can use…

• Talk to branch volunteers from across the UK on our Facebook group or Google group – a great source of collective knowledge!
• Talk to the Engagement Team to see what else is going on in your area
• Check out our activity packs and quizzes that are full of fun activity ideas covering a range of topics
• Take a look at our case studies page for examples of past events
• Browse the BSW how-to guides.

Funding for your event


This year we are offering branches funding of £300-1000 to run events during BSW. Please visit the grant webpage for more information.

There is also a wealth of fundraising guidance in our branches fundraising toolkit, available to download from the branch resources section.

Registering your event


If you are running an event during BSW, make sure you register your event on our website. By registering your event, we can help you to promote it via our online event calendar, and you will also be able to request a free marketing back of BSW branded materials.