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Welcome to the British Science Association Reading Branch!

Our branch is based in Reading, where we organise events across the Berkshire region. We run monthly Cafe Scientifique events in Reading and sponsor the Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique. As well as the popular Reading Café Scientifique series, the Reading Branch also organises other events throughout the year. Each year the branch co-ordinates the programme for Reading Science Week which is part of British Science Week and runs in March.

Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Tue
6:30 pm Missing Maps Reading February Ma... @ Work.Life Reading
Missing Maps Reading February Ma... @ Work.Life Reading
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Missing Maps Reading February Mapathon is organised by the Missing Map Reading group. The Missing Maps project aims to map the world’s most vulnerable communities: areas that are affected by... Read more »
7:45 pm Of pests, disease and climate ch... @ Pangbourne Village Hall
Of pests, disease and climate ch... @ Pangbourne Village Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Dr Karsten Schonrogge (CEH) will be presenting “Of pests, disease and climate change: Oak in the 21st century” Trees and forests are and will be subject to sources of stress,... Read more »
Feb
20
Wed
12:00 pm Brain Bee Competition @ Palmer Building, University of Reading
Brain Bee Competition @ Palmer Building, University of Reading
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brain Bee Competition 2019 sees the first regional Brain Bee Competition being held in Reading. Secondary school children aged 14–19 will have the opportunity to take part in this competition... Read more »
1:00 pm Botanical University Challenge @ Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
Botanical University Challenge @ Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Botanical University Challenge Your bonus for ten and no conferring: When and where was the first Botanical University Challenge held? The brainchild of the University of Reading’s very own Dr... Read more »
Feb
21
Thu
8:00 pm Learning Languages for a Healthy... @ Room G01, Building L022
Learning Languages for a Healthy... @ Room G01, Building L022
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Learning Languages for a Healthy Brain Evidence increasingly suggests that speaking more than one language is good for your mind and brain. This is because bilinguals must constantly choose which... Read more »
Feb
22
Fri
7:45 pm Reading Film Theatre presents Fi... @ Palmer Building
Reading Film Theatre presents Fi... @ Palmer Building
Feb 22 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm
Reading Film Theatre presents First Man On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First... Read more »
Feb
26
Tue
6:15 pm Annual Edith Mary Gayton Lecture @ Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
Annual Edith Mary Gayton Lecture @ Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
Feb 26 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Edith Mary Gayton Lecture By Jeremy Moody, Secretary and Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). His lecture will provide an insight into the recent challenges and... Read more »
Feb
27
Wed
7:00 pm Public Lecture: Space Blitz- dis... @ G10, Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
Public Lecture: Space Blitz- dis... @ G10, Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Lecture: Space Blitz- Discovering the hidden impacts of WWII Bombing Raids The bombing of cities during the Second World War is still fiercely contested. To some, the Blitz against... Read more »
Feb
28
Thu
6:00 pm Reading 2050 Public Lecture seri... @ Room G01, Building LO22, London Road Campus
Reading 2050 Public Lecture seri... @ Room G01, Building LO22, London Road Campus
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading 2050 Public Lecture series: Digital Visualisation- Understanding the Past and Revealing the Future The Reading 2050 lecture series is a platform of discussion around the work of the Reading 2050 group established in... Read more »
Mar
2
Sat
all-day Introduction to ‘Craneflies’ (Ti... @ BENHS Headquarters
Introduction to ‘Craneflies’ (Ti... @ BENHS Headquarters
Mar 2 all-day
A workshop organised by the British Entomological and Natural History Society. Pete Boardman (Bridgnorth). This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the natural history of cranflies or daddy... Read more »