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As one of the greedier weeks on the calendar, British Science Week is actually a ten-day celebration of the innovation that led the United Kingdom to excel in science and technology. It’s organised by the British Science Association, a charity founded back in 1831 to push the importance of science at the heart of culture and society, whose mission is to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science.

In 2017, over 2,300 events were held and nearly one million people took part. This year, it plans to be even bigger, so keep an eye out where you live to see if there are any exciting, amazing or incredible things taking place!


The theme for the 2021 activity packs is ‘Innovating for the future’

The theme for the British Science Week 2021 activity packs and poster competition is ‘Innovating for the future’. We are very excited about these packs, which have been created in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  Our full activity packs contain lots of activities on this theme, and will be released in January 2021 for you to download from this page. Until then, our taster versions of the packs with tips to help you organise events and activities for British Science Week are now available.

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