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British Science Association
Type Professional organisation and registered charity
Location Wellcome Wolfson Building,
165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD
Key people Chair: Lord Willetts
President: Professor Jim Al-Khalili
CEO: Katherine Mathieson
Volunteers 650

The British Science Association (BSA) promotes science. It was founded in 1831. Until 2009 it was known as the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA). It is a charity.

The British Science Association's mission is to get more people engaged in science. It does this by organising projects.

The British Science Association has their head office at the Wellcome Wolfson Building in Kensington, London. There are four regional staff elsewhere in the UK. The British Science Association offers a wide variety of activities and events that recognize and encourage people to be involved in science. These include the British Science Festival, British Science Week, the CREST Awards, Huxley Summit, Youth Pannle, Media Fellowships Scheme. There are regional and local events.

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