Since the foundation of the British Science Festival, the Scientific Sections, comprised of science professionals, have played a key role in developing the programme of events and organising talks, demonstrations, and other activities. The Sections are also important for advising the British Science Association (BSA) on the latest developments within their fields.

Being involved in a Section can be extremely engaging and rewarding, as it can give you the opportunity to bring areas of your discipline to the wider public. It can also provide opportunities to make contacts with a wide range of people from multiple fields at various levels of their career, exposing you to new ideas and developments within your own and other disciplines.

For more information on how we support our sections, please see the volunteering policies and practices page.

If you’re interested in being involved in one of our Scientific Sections or would like to receive more information, please get in touch with Christina Fuentes Tibbitt in the Engagement Team.

If you're already a Section member, you can download the Sections Handbook here.

List of the British Science Association's Sections:

Agriculture and Food

Archaeology and Anthropology

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Economics

Education

Engineering

General

Geography

Geology

History of Science

Mathematical Sciences

Medical Sciences

Physics and Astronomy

Psychology

Sociology and Social Policy