Our branch members help extend the reach of the British Science Association’s (BSA) activities throughout the UK and form a widespread network of contacts, expertise, creativity and a passion for engaging the public with science.

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Join a branch

Our branches are run by a diverse mix of volunteers. As a branch volunteer, you could develop skills in event management, science communication, publicity and fundraising, which can translate directly into career development. All this while meeting new people and contributing to your local community.

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Start a branch

Can't find a branch in your local area?  Our network of branches is ever expanding. If you or a group is interested in starting a new branch, joining the BSA branch network provides a number of advantages. The BSA has a prestigious, long-standing reputation in the field of science communication, and our nationwide reach enables us to have a strong network of contacts across the UK. We are able to support branches across a range of areas, which include managing finances, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and marketing. 

To enquire about starting a new BSA branch in your local area, please contact Pippa Weaver in the Engagement Team            

Information and resources for current branch volunteers

Resources for existing branch members

Our branches


Wales and Northern Ireland

North of England


East of England

South West of England

South East of England