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UK Science in Society

British Science Association

Exists to advance public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK. Includes details of events, their science in society programmes, and their regional and branch network.

Cafe Scientifique

An informal network across the UK where people meet to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Includes venues, background on the scheme, contacts and news, and how to start such a group.

Centre of the Cell

An educational charity running a science education centre in London; also provides outreach work, and an online resource with an extensive range of materials and interactive resources about the human cell.

The Charles Darwin Trust

Works to enhance understanding of Darwin's historical and contemporary significance, and to promote excellence in science education. Includes news, events, contacts, and a guide to their projects and programmes for schools.

CIRS - Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science

Brings together the international pharmaceutical industry, regulatory authorities and academics to develop and promote regulatory policy, requirements and approval procedures; with a calendar of activities, membership, and details of publications and initiatives.

Dana Centre

An adult-only venue in The Science Museum's Dana Centre that offers opportunities to explore issues in contemporary science through dialogue, performance and art; includes a programme, and a blog.

Fab Lab Manchester

A community inventors' workshop where new products can be built by both businesses and individuals. Describes the scheme and its facilities, with details of projects, and links to Fab Labs around the world.

The Foundation for Science and Technology

Organises dinner/discussions and workshops while parliament is sitting to debate policy issues with a science, engineering or technology element. Includes their programme and details of their journal, with an online archive of back issues.

The Great Debate

Organises courses, workshops, seminars and public discussions on a variety of topics on scientific and social issues, at venues around the North East of England; includes a calendar, articles and reviews, and contacts.


Joint initiative between the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, offering insights into the place where science and culture meet.

Inside DNA: A Genomic Revolution

Information about a touring exhibition to raise public understanding of molecular genetics and related sciences; includes dates and venues, extensive background material, and resources to download for teachers and students.

The Lancet

A weekly general medical journal; includes news, features, with an article archive organised by speciality, clinical resources, and a careers section. thelancet

Newton's Apple

Charitable non-partisan science policy foundation, which aims to bridge the gap between scientists and policy makers.

Once Upon a Universe

A collaborative project between writers, scientists and performers to develop and communicate stories about the origins of the universe.

Oxford Martin School

University of Oxford interdisciplinary research initiative addressing key global future challenges. Contains podcasts, video clips, publications database and list of public events.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

The UK Parliament's in-house source of analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology; includes their briefing notes and reports, details of their services, and a guide to their role.

People in Research

Supports public involvement in clinical research, with resources for people who want to get involved, and for research organisations/researchers looking for members of the public; includes advice and guidance, and a list of current opportunities.

Pugwash UK

The UK arm of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international network of scientists concerned about the social impact of science, and abolishing weapons of mass destruction and war; with details of membership, meetings and events, publications, and contacts.

Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre

Co-funds and advises government departments in commissioning public dialogue initiatives in science. Includes newsletters, case studies and extensive documentation on current and past public dialogues.

Sense About Science

Independent charity promoting good science and evidence in public debate; includes a collection of briefing papers, and scientific responses to the abuse of science in the media.

Society, Religion and Technology Project

Church of Scotland project addressing pressing issues arising from modern society and technology. Features details of their aims, working groups and events.

Test Tube

Nottingham Science City project which presents a host of small films featuring real scientists doing real work.

The Travelling Scholars

An initiative of the Moray and Highland Branch of the British Science Association, bringing speakers on a range of science topics and issues to communities in the north of Scotland. Includes a library of background information and stimulation.

The Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Established to promote interest in the natural sciences, archaeology and antiquities, and technological development; includes their lecture programme, events, and publications, with contacts and newsletters.

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