British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.

British Science Week 2022 will take place 11 - 20 March 2022. There will be some incredible projects and activities planned, look out for the announcement of the 2022 theme later in the year! Find out more at our dedicated microsite: www.britishscienceweek.org.

Anyone can organise an event or activity, and the British Science Association helps organisers plan by providing free online activity packs and support resources for promoting the Week on social media. We welcome and support any type of organiser, from schools to community groups, and from local businesses to large national cultural institutions. The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix.

Funding opportunities for British Science Week
The British Science Association hands out hundreds of grants every year to schools and community groups to create fun and engaging events for groups who are underrepresented in STEM.

British Science Week 2021 saw more than 500 grants handed out to schools and community groups across the United Kingdom to help engage people in science like never before with our fantastic 'Innovating for the future' theme. You can find out about some of our fantastic 2020 Grants winners, and what they were putting their funding towards, here.

Activity packs

Our free activity packs are filled with plenty of amazing ideas for you to run during British Science Week, whether that be in a classroom (physical or virtual) or at home. The packs are a great source of last-minute activities and ideas that require very few teaching resources to run within a classroom.

In 2021, the early years, primary and secondary level packs were collectively downloaded over 90,000 times. You can check out activity packs for 2021 and previous years here.

Poster competition

The British Science Week poster competition sees students from across the country submit their posters based on our theme. The 2021 theme is ‘Innovating for the future, and the competition is still open! You have until 30 April 2021 to digitally submit your poster and possibly get your hands on some of our fantastic prizes. Click here for all the information you need.

Click here to take a look at the 2020 category winners, as well as the poster that won the Popularity category, a new section judged by followers of our social media channels!

Take part and get involved

For more information about British Science Week, including how to get involved by pledging your event or finding one near you, please visit www.britishscienceweek.org.