The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 20 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous Award Lecturers include Brian Cox, Richard Wiseman and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion on issues involving science, and actively encourage scientists to explore the social aspects of their research. The winners are active, early career researchers who are skilled in communicating their research and who are able to present their Award Lecture during the British Science Festival.

Having already presented their lecture at the British Science Festival in Swansea, the British Science Association’s Award Lectures will be going on tour: Supported by 3M the Award Lectures will be visiting both science and non-science festivals throughout the United Kingdom

Confirmed Award Lectures for 2017

Please stay tuned for any announcements regarding a Festival near you!

View a list of the 2016 Award Lecture winners

BSA Award Lectures have already toured at the following locations in 2016/17

If you know a Festival who would want to host a BSA Award Lecture, please contact Rosie Waldron at or on +44 (0)20 7019 4941