Get Involved

The British Science Festival 2023, will be hosted by the University of Exeter. The Festival will be held between Thursday 7 and Sunday 10 September 2023, with events being held on the University’s campus, as well as at venues across the city. See below all the ways in which you can get involved!


Propose an event through the 2023 Festival Open Call

The 2023 Open Call for is now closed – we are not accepting any more applications at this stage.

Watch this space for when applications for the 2024 Festival open in November 2023.



For information on the sponsorship packages available for the British Science Festival, please contact Giorgio D’Agostaro, Development Manager at the British Science Association.


Help us deliver the 2023 Festival

Each year around June, the British Science Association recruits Festival Assistants to work on the days of the Festival and help deliver all its events. Other than good teamwork and customer service skills, no prior work experience is needed!

Watch this space for updates and, if you’d like to be notified when the roles open for applications, please email the Festival team at [email protected]


Opportunities to get involved in the 2023 Community grants

Each year, the British Science Association provides grants of £500 to community groups/organisations in the host festival city that work directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity. We want to empower and support community groups to run their own science activities as part of the British Science Festival, enabling new local audiences to engage with science.

Watch this space for application details for grants for community organisations in Exeter to participate in the Festival in 2023.