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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

Nov
23
Fri
7:30 pm Astronaut Tour: Engineer to astr... @ G10 Palmer Building
Astronaut Tour: Engineer to astr... @ G10 Palmer Building
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Astronaut Tour: Engineer to astronaut to Reading! @ G10 Palmer Building | Earley | England | United Kingdom
Join Dr Steve Swanson (NASA astronaut & ISS Commander)  to find out what it really takes to be an astronaut and what it’s like to go into space? Before becoming an astronaut, Steve... Read more »
Dec
3
Mon
7:45 pm The Geology of London @ Sorby Room, Wager Building
The Geology of London @ Sorby Room, Wager Building
Dec 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Diana Clements from the Geologists’ Association will be presenting the geology of London for the Reading Geological Society More information can be found at the Reading Geological Society website
Dec
4
Tue
7:45 pm The Shady Side of Town – Reading... @ Pangbourne Village Hall
The Shady Side of Town – Reading... @ Pangbourne Village Hall
Dec 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Adrian Lawson, a Reading tree warden, will be presenting The Shady Side of Town – Reading’s Trees at the Reading and District Natural History Society. The Shady Side of Town is a... Read more »
Dec
5
Wed
7:30 pm ‘The Shaking Palsy’: Past, prese... @ Smokin Billy's
‘The Shaking Palsy’: Past, prese... @ Smokin Billy's
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Professor Paul Bolam presents  ‘The Shaking Palsy’: Past, present and future of Parkinson’s disease The neurodegenerative disorder we now call Parkinson’s disease was first formally described by James Parkinson in... Read more »
Dec
12
Wed
6:30 pm How we’ll live on Mars @ Winchester Science Centre
How we’ll live on Mars @ Winchester Science Centre
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Colin Stuart from RAS presents How we’ll live on Mars at the Winchester Science Centres monthly talk. Humans will soon make their first trip to Mars. How will we get... Read more »
Dec
14
Fri
7:00 pm The star of Bethlehem – an astro... @ Pickavance Lecture Theatre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot
The star of Bethlehem – an astro... @ Pickavance Lecture Theatre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr Barry Kellett from RAL Space will be presenting “The star of Bethlehem – an astronomer’s view ” at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Can astronomy (the study of stars), when... Read more »
Dec
17
Mon
4:30 pm Children’s Christmas Lecture: Da... @ University of Reading, G10, Palmer building, Whiteknights campus
Children’s Christmas Lecture: Da... @ University of Reading, G10, Palmer building, Whiteknights campus
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children’s Christmas Lecture: Danger! High Voltage Explore the wonders of neuroscience and the power of our own body’s electricity. The lecture will delve into how we can record this electricity,... Read more »