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

We are now accepting event proposals for the British Science Festival 2023.

Anyone can propose an event and the Festival celebrates science in its broadest sense. We are looking for proposals from individuals, researchers, industry professionals, artists, writers, organisations, charities, academic institutions, and more.

Festival proposals should be aimed at non-specialist adults (16+) with a broad interest in science. We are looking for events that showcase cutting-edge science, celebrate the latest developments in science and technology and engage their audience in open discussion about relevant issues that affect culture and society. We aim to programme a range of formats from talks to drop-in activities and creative content that challenges perceptions of what science is and can be.

Please click here to read our FAQs and find out how to submit a proposal. The deadline for Open Call applications is 09.00 on 20 February 2023.


Help us deliver the 2023 Festival

The British Science Association is looking to recruit a talented and organised Festival Operations Officer to help us plan and deliver the British Science Festival 2023. The Festival Operations Officer will manage logistics-related communications with Festival event organisers, working in close collaboration with all staff and partners involved in the Festival. This role is a great opportunity for anyone looking to build their event and/or project management experience by working on a fast-moving and high-profile project.

Please click here for more details on the role and how to apply. The deadline for applications is 23.59 on Tuesday 21 February 2023.

If you are looking for a more casual way to get involved, 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 festiva[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.



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