to the British Science Association

We are a registered charity that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK.


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Register with us and you can....

  • Sign up to our free e-communications
  • Become a member of the Association
  • Create your own web account, & post comments
  • Be part of British Science Festival
  • Save your favourite items


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Interested in volunteering for the British Science Association?

We involve thousands of volunteers who reach out across the UK, who take on a wide range of roles, including planning public event programmes, helping out at the British Science Festival, spreading the NSEW word and supporting governance of the Association.  All of these tasks are reserved for our volunteers because we believe they are the best people to connect locally and wish to give them the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for science, engineering, technology and maths, topics we know inspire passion in many people.

As well as information about programmes involving volunteers and the wide variety of roles we offer, you can also find out about our volunteer policies and practices.  We’re working hard to support our volunteers with the best practice in volunteer management.

Find out more about our volunteer roles and get involved!

If you are not sure what sort of role would suit you but wish to get involved, please complete our expression of interest form.