British Science Festival: Community Grant awardees

We are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s British Science Festival community grants! Read more about the fantastic work these organisations do, and what their plans for this year's Festival are.Read more

The Weight of Expectation: Q&A with Oli Williams

A war has been declared on the ‘obesity epidemic’ and society often places blame on the individual for their condition. But what does this mean for the most vulnerable? Sociologist Oli Williams talks to Alan Barker ahead of his Award Lecture at this year's British Science Festival.Read more

Diversity in science isn’t just about scientists

Katy Petherick, Chair of our Brighton and Hove Branch, explains why diversity in STEM goes beyond those working in STEM - it's about all of us.Read more

The CREST Teacher Advisory Network is back

Teachers are vital for the success of the CREST Awards. We want to take advantage of their knowledge and dedication, so we've relaunched the CREST Teacher Advisory Network. But what's it all about?Read more

Key science moments from the year so far… and predictions for what’s to come

At the Huxley Summit's half-time review, a panel of experts revealed their stand out moments from the last six months and gave predictions of what's in store for the rest of the yearRead more

Challenging the perception of industry by school students

What does the word ‘industry’ make you think of? Many children, their parents and teachers have negative views of industry and use words such as ‘pollution’ and ‘dangerous’ to describe it. CIEC are working to dismantle this stereotype.Read more

Ten things you might not know about fish…

To mark World Oceans Day, taking place today (June 8), we’re delighted to feature a guest piece from marine biologist, diver, surfer, broadcaster and writer, Helen Scales. Think you know fish? Think again...Read more

Volunteers' Week: Meet Pippa

Watch this interview with the wonderful Pippa Weaver - our Volunteer Engagement Officer - who gives our UK-wide volunteers endless support, advice and enthusiasmRead more

Volunteers' Week: Q&A with Sheffield branch member, Svet Tsokov

It's Volunteer's Week! To celebrate, we're shining a spotlight on all our wonderful, invaluable volunteers. Today, we're featuring Svet Tsokov, one of our Sheffield branch members.Read more

Volunteers' Week: Food for thought

It's Volunteer's Week! To celebrate, we're shining a spotlight on all our wonderful, invaluable volunteers. Here, our Oxford branch Chair describes a fascinating event they ran for local migrants and refugees.Read more

Volunteers' Week 2018

To mark the start of Volunteers' Week, we’re celebrating the fabulous work our volunteers do. From running grassroots events to offering programme advice and speaking about our vision, our diverse volunteer pool is integral to our work. Read 2017's highlights here.Read more

Is audio a good medium for science?

At first, radio and podcasts might seem like a bad fit for science: a lot of science is visual. Without being able to show some of the stunning animals, planets and robots, you can lose a bit of the sparkle to a story. Georgia Mills, producer of The Naked Scientists, explains why this need not be the case.Read more