The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity incorporated by Royal Charter (granted by King George the Fifth in 1928) and governed by a Council which forms the Board of Trustees. The BSA also has a principal strategic advisory body, known as General Committee.

The BSA also recognises people who have made an outstanding contribution to the aims and purposes of the British Science Association through our Honorary Fellows.

The BSA is managed by a professional team of staff, of around 30 people in our national office in the Wellcome Wolfson Building in Kensington, London.

Our programme teams create, manage and deliver our range of projects, activities and events including the British Science Festival, British Science Week, regional and local events; the CREST Awards, Huxley Summit; our Youth Panel, and our Media Fellowships scheme.  

Our programme teams focus on specific audience groups:

Our Development & Communications Department is responsible for Marketing, PR, Digital and Social media, Fundraising and partnerships for the organisation.

Our Core Services Department covers Finance, IT and Administration, including our Board Secretariat.

In addition, we have a volunteer-led network of 17 Scientific Sections of the British Science Association, which contribute to our programme of events, including the annual British Science Festival.