British Science Association
The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is an ally of the British Science Association (formerly The British Association for the Advancement of Science).
The British Science Association is a registered charity which exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.
The main activities of the British Science Association include:
- The British Science Association Festival of Science – Europe’s largest annual public science event;
- National Science and Engineering Week – ten days of activities and events in March to celebrate Science;
- The British Science Association CREST Programme – Creativity in Science and Technology is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for science projects which connects schools with industry and universities;
The British Association for the Advancement of Science was founded with the help of the Society and had its inaugural meeting at the Yorkshire Museum in 1831. The name of the organisation was changed to The British Science Association in January 2009.