In October 2015, the British Science Association (BSA) published a collection of essays. We challenged our contributors to start a debate on the place of science in our national life and what changes would be needed to make it a bigger part of our culture.

We hope this is the start of a bigger conversation and hope to hear from you, too, about the role of science in society.

If you believe we should celebrate and strengthen science’s role in society and culture, there are a number of ways you can get involved, using the buttons at the top of this page.

For more information about the BSA’s work and how to support us, please visit our main website: