Science behind the scenes of one Britain's greatest cultural institutions By Farrah Nazir, Engagement Manager, British Science Association---------------British Science Week. It’s happening. It’s everywhere. There’ll be lots to do and see - from volunteer groups (such as our Moray & Highlands Branch who are exploring the Solar System with a local primary school) to large national organisations (the BBC's Stargazing Live extravaganza at Leicester Racecourse) to online citizen science projects (Zooniverse's Worm Watch Lab); thousands of events will celebrate science in every corner of the UK this March. As part of the BSA's Engagement Team, I’m excited about it all of course. But I am particularly looking forward to a very special, one-off event at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Recently we teamed up with the V&A to launch a new Award Lecture to celebrate and reward people building new connections and working at the interface between the sciences and the arts. The BSA believes that, to make science a fundamental part of culture and society, we need to reposition science as something more than ‘just’ a subject or profession. Science can be enjoyed alongside other hobbies, pastimes and cultural weekend visits. It underpins our lives, is all around us - and can often be found in the places you least expect. Especially in the V&A… How much science would you expect to find in the ‘world’s greatest museum of art and design’? With a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects, blockbuster exhibitions, an array of glamorous fashion shows and high profile events, it’s hard to see the science hidden amongst the galleries and echoy corridors. But as part of British Science Week, ‘Where science meets art at the V&A’ is a tour that will reveal all. Alongside the V&A’s regular free tours, Bill Sherman, Head of Research, will lead the way in uncovering the things that demonstrate that "science and art is part of the DNA of the V&A". I hope you can come along. What? Tour - Where Science meets art at the V&A When? Saturday 14 March, 11.00 – 12.00 Where? The Victoria and Albert Museum No booking required. Spaces are limited. To find out more, please visit the event page on our British Science Week microsite. Read more about our 'Behind the Scenes of British Science' initiative here.