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Press releases from the Science Council and its member organisations are available to read or download here.

100 leading UK practising scientists

Science Council challenges UK’s narrow and old-fashioned view of science by releasing a list of the country’s 100 leading practising scientists Read more

14 January 2014

10th Anniversary competition to identify the top 100 professional scientists

To mark its 10th Anniversary the Science Council is launching a competition to identify the top 100 professional scientists currently practicing in the UK Read more

06 August 2013

Science Council publishes its 10 favourite science activities to do at home

Don’t get bored this summer holiday. The Science Council has identified 10 great home-based low cost activities for children with absolutely no entry fees or queues Read more

19 July 2013

Science Council answers call to develop the technician workforce in the UK

A report published today by the Technician Council indicates an alarming skills gap between the current number of technicians in the UK and the 450,000 needed by 2020 Read more

26 March 2012

Understanding why women and girls don’t progress in STEM in Wales

TBR and the Science Council are pleased to announce that they are working with Chwarae Teg to undertake important research in the area of career paths for women Read more

06 September 2011

20% of UK workforce depends on science skills to do their jobs

New Science Council report reveals the shape of the UK science workforce Read more

05 September 2011

Hidden Science Map launched for schools

Hidden scientists and school children took part in the launch at Newcastle's Metrocentre Read more

27 May 2011

10 minute volunteering for STEM

The hidden science map is launched today to tempt scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to volunteer 10 minutes to tell the world about the science they use everyday Read more

05 April 2011

“Dear Prime Minister..."

The Big Bang 2010 – Thousands of young people having their say about climate change. Read more

31 March 2010

Future Morph launched

Future Morph website launched to help address problems of perception about careers options available from studying science. Read more

07 November 2008