Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Can we ever understand love? Laura Mucha wants to find out. She has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. Here are her findings.Read more

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Embedding equality, diversity & inclusion in the culture of an organisation takes time, and in this blog, Katherine Mathieson, reflects on our journey so far.Read more

Expert tips that will make any UCAS personal statement stand out

With the 2019 UCAS deadline in sight, how can you make your application stand out from the crowd? We spoke to Outreach School Visits Programme Manager at Imperial, Jane Marshall, who offered some insight.Read more

Looking back at UKSFN18

Our second UK Science Festivals Network conference took place in Swansea last month. Here, you'll find an overview of what was discussed in each session, so if you weren’t able to attend one, or the conference at all, you can get up to speed…Read more

Reflections from an Award Lecture winner

In 2018, Dr Oli Williams was awarded the Margaret Mead Award Lecture for Social Sciences. His lecture, ‘The Weight of Expectation’, challenged some of society's fundamental - and unhelpful - assumptions about obesity. Here, he reflects on his time as an Award Lecturer.Read more

Where to find funding for community projects and events

Missed out on British Science Week funding? Never fear - there are many other grant schemes you can apply for. Read our guest piece by Get Grants Ltd to find out more.Read more

7 things we learned at this year's Huxley Summit

This week, the third Huxley Summit took place in London. Here are the top things we learned from the riveting debates, roundtables, and in-conversations that took place with some of the biggest names in business, science and the media.Read more

Huxley Summit 2018: Public opinion is powerful and unpredictable

In our modern world, changes in social norms can be profound and rapid. Last year, who would have guessed that 'single-use' would be named Collins Dictionary word of 2018? British Science Association Chief Executive, Katherine Mathieson, reflects on the power of public opinion.Read more

Public perceptions of risk in a complex world

Ahead of 2018's Huxley Summit, we worked with major partner Diageo to create a short guide on improving the understanding and communication of risk across society. Read more and download it here.Read more

Can we turn the plastic tide before it’s too late?

Honorary Fellow, Liz Bonnin, will be speaking at the Huxley Summit on Wednesday 28 November on the topic of ocean plastics.Read more

Innovating by design: the first steps

How can design thinking help science festivals improve their programme and reach under-served audiences? Find out how Bristol Festival of Nature and Bath Taps into Science are doing thisRead more

Volunteering is for everyone

With the help of Disability Rights UK, we've published guidelines to ensure our branches can support those with disabilities or impairments so that everyone can volunteer with us. Here more from our Volunteer Engagement Officer.Read more