On Thursday 9 March our President, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, will be chairing a one-off, special ‘Question Time’ event to celebrate British Science Week 2023.

Taking place at Science Gallery London at 7pm, and livestreamed from the British Science Association’s YouTube channel, we’ll be asking experts working with the public, communities and/or young people: what can be done by those in science to better serve and involve the next generation?

Save the date!

We’re conducting this panel in the format of a BBC Question Time, where audience members have the chance to submit their questions ahead of the event. The chosen questions will then be asked live by the audience member. Scroll down to enter your question!

According to British Science Association research, just 8% of 14-to-18-year-olds can think of a scientist that looks like them and 12% of young people think scientists represent their views and values. To realise our vision of a future where science is more relevant, representative and connected to society, we must ensure the next generation have access to opportunities in science that are meaningful to them.

So, how can the science sector – which includes but is not limited to health, technology, engineering, science education, energy – do better? Our panellists will be sharing their thoughts and experiences to help inspire and inform scientific institutions, researchers and policymakers.

Speaking on the panel are:

  • Aisha Kukoyi, Stemette and A-level student
  • Ali Speechly, football coach and Community Champion (Women & Girls, London), the FA
  • Michael Sulu, Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, UCL
  • Bob Ward, Deputy Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership

We’re collecting questions now. So, if you want to ask the panel about youth involvement in science or sport, or pick their brains about education, cultural activities, the media or beyond, fill out the form. We might even get you to record yourself asking the question!

Submit your question before Monday 6 March

Visit the British Science Week website