About Us:

Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831. Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of society and culture. We aim to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science's direction and place in society. The Norwich Branch was established in Autumn 2016 and is run entirely by volunteers. Please get in touch if you have ideas for events or would like to be involved!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Sci-Comm Stories - TeaTime Science

Hi everyone! 

As well as using this blog to showcase our events, I thought it’d be useful to highlight what scientists in Norwich are doing to make their research accessible and interesting for wider audiences. This week I’ve been speaking to Amy Easey and Mike Norman, both Publicity Officers at BSA Norwich, about some of the extra science communication and outreach they do through the TeaTime Science social media accounts. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

CSI:Norwich - Part 2

Hi everyone!

It's time to finish off my summary of our recent CSI:Norwich event which took place during the Norwich Science Festival. Don't forget to check out the previous post for an introduction to the event and a brief description of the first two activity stalls (Fingerprinting and Pen Chromatography).

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

CSI:Norwich - Part 1

Hi everyone!

For this blog post, I'll be writing about the second event coordinated by BSA Norwich during the Norwich Science Festival (21st - 29th October). This event was called CSI:Norwich and focused on forensics and how science can be used to solve crimes!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

From the Lab to your Local

Hi everyone! 

This week I'll be writing about the first of two events organised by BSA Norwich during the Norwich Science Festival (21st - 29th October). Our first event, From the Lab to your Local, was all about microbiology and the science behind beer!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

BSA Branches Away Day

Hi everyone!

This week, Becky Tatum (our Secretary) has written a summary about the recent BSA Branches Away Day that took place on the 4th September and served as a fantastic opportunity for members of different BSA branches to share ideas and experiences.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Museum of the Moon

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update this week about our latest event that took place on the 13th May during the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We contributed to the science outreach activities at the Museum of the Moon within The Forum in Norwich where a giant inflatable moon (approximately 7m in diameter!) covered in NASA imagery of the lunar surface had been suspended from the ceiling.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Meet the Committee #7 - Hannah Langlands

Hi everyone!

The penultimate Meet the Committee blog post features Hannah Langlands who is a Treasurer for BSA Norwich. She can be found on Twitter @hlanglands.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Meet the Committee #6 - Freya Varden

Hi everyone!

The sixth person to be featured on the Meet the Committee series is Freya Varden who is Chair of the BSA Norwich committee.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Meet the Committee #5 - Michael Norman

Hi everyone!

Time to get back to the Meet the Committee series of blog posts. This week we have Michael (Mike) Norman who is our second Publicity Officer. He can be found on Twitter @Mike12192 (for personal tweets) and @Teatimesci (for science tweets).

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Science Treasure Hunt - Part 2

Hi everyone!

This week I'll be finishing off my summary of the activities we had at the Science Treasure Hunt - don't forget to check out the post from last week to read about Microbial Fuel Cells, Amazing Animal Adaptations and The Chemistry of Smell. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Science Treasure Hunt - Part 1

Hi everyone!

I'm taking a break from the Meet the Committee series this week to write about our most recent event: the Science Treasure Hunt. This took place on 18th March 2017 during British Science Week. Based around Norwich city centre, this was the first event that BSA Norwich had planned from scratch!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Meet the Committee #4 - Sam Rowe

Hi everyone!

The next person to be featured on the Meet the Committee series is me (Sam Rowe)! I'm Communications Officer at BSA Norwich and can be found chatting about my life and science on Twitter @samfrowe.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Meet the Committee #3 - Josie Maidment

Hi everyone!

The third person to be featured on our Meet the Committee series is Josie Maidment who is one of our Treasurers. She can be found on Twitter @JosieMaidment.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Meet the Committee #2 - Amy Easey

Hi everyone!

Next up on the Meet the Committee series is Amy Easey who is one of our Publicity Officers. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @easey0811.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Meet the Committee #1 - Rebecca Tatum

Hi everyone!

This blog post is the first in a series called Meet the Committee which will give each member of the BSA Norwich committee the chance to answer a few introductory questions about themselves.

First up we have Rebecca Tatum - usually known as Becky - who is our Secretary. She can be found on Twitter @RebeccaTatum26.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Past Events & Coming Up

Hi everyone!

In this post I thought I'd write about our past events and an event to look out for in March! Hopefully this will give you an idea about what to expect from us in the future. :) 

So far we've put on two events which you may recognise from the photos below. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

An Introduction to BSA Norwich

Hi everyone!

My name's Sam Rowe (@samfrowe on Twitter) and I'm a PhD student working at the University of East Anglia. I'm also Communications Officer for the new branch of the British Science Association in Norwich so decided to make a blog to highlight the fantastic science going on in the city. :) 

The blog will cover our recent events, the lives of scientists working in the local area, and general discussions about science in society. For our first post, I thought it would be great to describe what the new branch is all about and let you know who is on the committee.