British Science Week 2016 will take place between 11 - 20 March.  There will be thousands of events taking place across the UK - both in schools, and also in communities and public spaces.  A whole host of organisations take part in British Science Week each year, from local charities to large national cultural institutions. 

British Science Week also sees the British Science Association partnering with and promoting citizen science projects. This year, we are partnering with the Zooniverse project, Bat Detective. Find out more here.

If you're interested in attending an event to attend, you can search our online database of public events.

Alternatively, why not organise your own?  

Inspiration & ideas

We've got lots of ideas, tips and tricks on our getting started pages.

We also have a range of resource packs featuring out-of-the-box activities for all ages. 

Demo Day

Demo Day is an annual campaign during British Science Week that aims to inspire secondary school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations. It has run successfully for the last two years in hundreds of schools across the UK.

This year, we want to encourage even more schools to get involved – both those who run in-class demos often, or who have taken part in Demo Day before, and those schools who are less familiar with demonstrations.

Please pledge your involvement in Demo Day here and see your pledge appear on our map.

Behind the Scenes of British Science

Behind the Scenes of British Science is an open house-style opportunity for the public and/or school and university groups to see first-hand the science happening right on their doorstep.

During British Science Week Behind the Scenes of British Science will throw open the doors of Britain’s most fascinating science, technology and engineering locations, operation and manufacturing sites, and laboratories… as well as revealing science at the heart of the places you’d least expect to find it.

We've got some terrific partners signed up for 2016. Find out more, including how your organisation might get involved, here.

Why get involved?

British Science Week 2015 was a huge success, with over 5000 events and activities taking place across the UK, engaging over 1.6 million participants. Everyone from children to research scientists got involved in everything from policy debatesand science fairs to witnessing the solar eclipse. Help us make British Science Week 2016 even bigger and better!