Why purdah shouldn’t silence scientists

Katherine Mathieson comments on the joint letter sent to Sir Jeremy Haywood, signed by the BSA, regarding the effect of prudah on scientists in the run up to the election.Read more

Bayer opens free science lab for schools

Bayer has opened a new, free science laboratory for UK schools as part of its commitment to inspiring the next generation.Read more

Visions of Numberland

Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 60 patterns to colour in and 10 more that you can create from scratch. Here, author Alex Bellos delves into his new, unique book.Read more

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Nottingham SciBar

Our Nottingham Branch celebrate the third anniversary of their SciBar on 26 April. Read about these great sci-comm events and what they have to offer, all from the horse's mouth!Read more

Post-Brexit politics and science engagement

In the wake of the Brexit vote, there has been much talk about a white working class who have been left behind economically and culturally. Science, of course, is intimately intertwined with both. In this post, we ask what people working in science engagement can learn from the Brexit vote.Read more

March for Science

Katherine Mathieson discusses the March for Science: Rallies and events in support of the scientific community that will be happening in hundreds of locations all over the world on 22 April.Read more

Lady of the Lakes

Student and wildlife film-maker, Olivia Frost, uncovers a hidden side of the beloved children's author, Beatrix Potter. She wants to bring this story to the world to inspire others to engage with nature and conservation, for many years to come.Read more

What makes a great science demo?

Scientist and Inventor in Residence, Carole Kenrick, gives her wonderful insight and advice on what makes a great science demo, based on an ASE Twitter chat she hosted ahead of Demo Day 2017, as part of British Science Week.Read more

Q & A with Brenna Hassett

Brenna Hassett is a bioarchaeologist. Her book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death looks at the millennia-long story of how our urban lives have affected our very bones. She is also 1/4 of the TrowelBlazers, an advocacy group that celebrates women’s contributions to the digging sciences: archaeology, geology, and palaeontology.Read more

Demo Day preparation: dry ice in the classroom!

Ahead of Demo Day, the team from Chillistick share their top tips for using dry ice in the classroom to capture young people's imaginations.Read more

4 top tips on recruiting the best people for your event

With British Science Week just around the corner, many event planners will be in the midst of organising and recruiting. The British Science Association's Community Engagement Officer, Imô Logo, shares her top tips and helps take some stress out of finding the right people for you event.Read more

Future Forum: giving young people a voice

On February 18, the BSA is partnering with Oxfam and Affinity Sutton to hold Future Forum: Cities, Innovation & Inequality. Future Forum provides a space for young people to lead conversations and focus on the issues most important to them.Read more