Innovation and the disadvantage gap

A recent study shows that inventors and innovators tend to come from high-income families, and what’s more tend to invent things for people similar to themselves. For scientific progress to represent and benefit everyone in society, we need a diverse STEM workforce. Read more

Just one month to go until the British Science Festival hits Leicester!

As September grows closer, we’re here to help get those British Science Festival itineraries sorted! Plus, we’ve got a sprinkling of new line-up additions thrown in for good measure… Read more

Progress toward education equality has stalled, more needs to be done

As the deadline for UCAS applications passes, there are reports that a record number of disadvantaged students have applied for university this year. But is that all it seems? We explore the reality of the disadvantage gap and find out if progress is really being made. Read more

Making use of our funding and CREST Awards: case studies

We have spoken to teachers from around the UK to hear about their experiences of using our funding and running CREST Awards. Watch our video clips of interviews for tips, advice and inspiration. Read more

British Science Festival: The fight against microplastics

The British Science Festival is coming up In September, and one of the topics being explored across different events is microplastic pollution and how to tackle it. We discuss the events and why taking action now matters. Read more

Why gender stereotypes in STEM need to be challenged

Two months after Katharine Birbalsingh's comments about girls studying physics and maths, we do a round-up of the British Science Association response, on this site and in the New Scientist, and share the views of teachers from around the UK. Read more

Equality in access to natural spaces is essential for a more eco-friendly future

Easy access to outdoor spaces for all children and young people is essential in the name of fairness, and for the fact that equality, diversity and inclusion benefit society and our future as a whole. Read more

Dreamachine: How we perceive the world differently, and why that brings us together

We spoke to Professor Fiona Macpherson and Professor Anil Seth, who are working on the scientific and research elements of the new Dreamachine Schools programme, to find out more about the big questions children will be investigating around perception, consciousness and the power of the mind. Read more