National Science Week has been co-ordinated by the BA since it began. It is endorsed and supported by the Government through the Department of Trade and Industry and the Office of Science and Technology.
During the week, events are organised throughout the UK by a large and varied range of organisations and individuals including hospitals, schools, industry and museums. Venues range from shopping centres to science centres.
National Science Week is aimed at everyone from children and adults to decision makers and investors and is intended to: engage and inspire people of all ages with science and technology and their implications; promote discussion and understanding of what science, engineering and technology can and cannot achieve; promote knowledge of the scientific method, i.e. how scientists go about their work and reach their conclusions; promote science, engineering and technology studies beyond the age of 16 and science, engineering and technology as career options.