The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831 and incorporated by Royal Charter.
Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of culture and society.
Our mission is to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science; to reach under-served audiences; and increase the number of people who are actively engaged and involved in science.
By unlocking the potential of a more diverse group of people, we increase our ability to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges and shape our future for the better.We organise major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges. We run specific activities and training for professional science communicators; we undertake research and policy work; and we seek to influence and collaborate with stakeholders including policy makers and opinion formers, leaders from across different sectors of business, industry and public life.
The British Science Association is funded by a mix of grants, sponsorship and donations. We would like to thank all of our partners for helping to support our work. Find out more about our work here. If you would like to support the BSA's vision, then please visit our support us pages.
The BSA has developed an audience model that we use both as a strategic tool and for our evaluation framework. We also hope that it may be a useful model for other organisations to use.Read more
The British Science Association believes that people of all backgrounds and beliefs should be able to learn, question and have their say on science.Read more
The British Science Association (BSA) wants to put science at the heart of culture and society.Read more
Find out more about how the BSA is governed and how the staff teams workRead more
Find out more about the people behind-the-scenes at the BSARead more
The British Science Association is funded by a mix of grants, sponsorship and donations. Here you can find our list of current and recent partners.Read more
The British Science Association (BSA) was founded in 1831.Read more
The BSA is accredited by a number of professional organisations.Read more
Copies of our Impact Reports and annual accountsRead more