Want to be part of next year's British Science Festival? 

Now's your chance. We have opened the call for proposals and Award Lecture nominations for 2018.

Next year, the Festival is taking place in Hull - the 2017 UK City of Culture - and will be hosted by the University of Hull between 11 - 14 September.

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. It connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Habitats: an event from British Science Festival 2017, Brighton

Open Call for proposals

If you would like to propose an event or activity to be considered for the 2018 Festival, please firstly read the FAQ and then complete the Open Call proposal form.

Festival content should be aimed at non-specialist adults (i.e. 16+) with a broad interest in science. Daytime events will take place on the University of Hull campus and evening events in the city centre.

The deadline for proposals is 09.00 Monday 19 February 2018.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your ideas with us before submitting your proposal please contact Anna Woolman.

Call for Award Lecture nominations

Every year we invite promising early career researchers, who are keen to engage people with their research, to apply for one of our seven Award Lectureships. These Award Lectures aim to promote open and informed discussion of science and related disciplines.

Please complete the Award Lecture nomination form by 09.00 Tuesday 2 January 2018. If you have any questions please refer to the Award Lecture FAQs. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your nomination please contact Anna Woolman.