British Science Association

British Science Association

Charity information

British Science Association

Our mission is to transform the diversity and inclusivity of science. We want 4million more members of the public to be actively engaged and involved in science as a cultural activity (not just a professional activity). Our volunteers, staff and partners work across the UK with people of all ages and backgrounds. We run national campaigns and support grassroots community activities, with both scientists and non-scientists.

Founded 1831

  • Mission statement

    The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831. Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of culture and society. Our mission is to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science's direction and place in society.

    We organise major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges. We run specific activities and training for professional science communicators; we undertake research and policy work; and we seek to influence and collaborate with stakeholders including policy makers and opinion formers, leaders from across different sectors of business, industry and public life.

  • Aims

    British Science Association aims to:

    • Our vision is for science to be seen as a more fundamental part of culture and society
  • Overview

    Established: March 1831

    Registered Charity Number: 212479

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 28

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 700

    Phone number: 02070194935

    Address: Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate SW7 5HD

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