Our branch members help extend the reach of the British Science Association’s (BSA) activities throughout the UK and form a widespread network of contacts, expertise, creativity and a passion for engaging the public with science.

A list of our branches can be found by nation/region below. For more information on how we support our branch volunteers, please see the volunteering policies and practices page.

Are you already a branch volunteer? Click here for information and resources.

Go to an event

Take a look at our 'What’s on' section for details about branch events happening near you.

Get connected

Want to keep up to date with local events, stories and other regional news? Follow us on Twitter @BritSciBranches.

Join a  branch

Our branches are run by a diverse mix of volunteers. As a branch volunteer, you could develop skills in event management, science communication, publicity and fundraising, which can translate directly into career development. For more information, please see the individual branch pages below.

Start a branch

Our network of branches is ever expanding. If your group is interested in starting a new branch, joining the BSA branch network provides a number of advantages. Founded in 1831, we have a prestigious, long-standing reputation in the field of science communication, and our nationwide reach enables us to have a strong network of contacts across the UK. We are able to support branches across a range of areas, which include managing finances, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and marketing. 

To express your interest in volunteering, or to enquire about starting a new BSA branch in your local area, please contact Katie Leeper in the Engagement Team            


Wales and Northern Ireland


North of England

South of England