In 2019, we embarked on a restructure of our regional network of volunteer branches following a consultation with various stakeholders. The Branch network operated for over fifty years and made a huge difference to the place of science in UK society, creating many hours of pleasure for their audiences. The Branches were able to reach local groups that are typically hard to reach for a national organisation, and we are forever indebted to them.

If you would like to find out more about the history of the Branches network, please visit this page.

We are keen to support the Branches in their new guises and to support people looking for local volunteering opportunities. If you're interested in opportunities in your area, please see the list below of groups that were formerly Branches or that a former Branch has merged with:

Bristol Science Film Festival

Cornwall Science Community

Curiosity Sussex

Going Nova (Northern Scotland)

Hampstead Scientific Society

Isle of Wight Cafe Scientifique

Norfolk and Norwich Science Association

Northern Ireland Science Festival

Orkney International Science Festival

Oxford SciBar

Palace of Science (Newcastle)

Portsmouth Science City

Richmond Scientific Society

Science Aberdeen

Science Devon

Science in Reading

Science London

Sheffield Science Outreach

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Please get in touch with us at [email protected] with any questions you may have, or visit our resources page for help with your volunteer group. You can also visit ScienceLive to find other volunteer opportunities.