British Science Association

Coordinates: 51°29′49″N 0°10′45″W / 51.497074°N 0.1791942°W / 51.497074; -0.1791942
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British Science Association
TypeProfessional organisation and registered charity
Registration no.212479
  • Wellcome Wolfson Building,
    165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD[2]
Coordinates51°29′49″N 0°10′45″W / 51.497074°N 0.1791942°W / 51.497074; -0.1791942
Area served
UK, Worldwide
Key people
Chair: Lord Willetts
President: Professor Jim Al-Khalili
CEO: Katherine Mathieson
£2,908,598 (year ending Dec 2014)[2]

The British Science Association (BSA) promotes science. It was founded in 1831.[1] Until 2009 it was known as the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA).[3] It is a charity.

The British Science Association's mission is to get more people engaged in science. It does this by organising projects.[4][5]

The British Science Association has their head office at the Wellcome Wolfson Building in Kensington, London. There are four regional staff elsewhere in the UK.[5] The British Science Association offers a wide variety of activities and events that recognize and encourage people to be involved in science.[6] These include the British Science Festival, British Science Week, the CREST Awards, Huxley Summit, Youth Pannle, Media Fellowships Scheme. There are regional and local events.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Us". British Science Association. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Financial history – 212479 – BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. Robert Winston, New Scientist, 3 February 2009.
  4. "Our work". British Science Association. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "British Science Association". Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Our organisation". British Science Association. Retrieved 2019-04-19.