National Science and Engineering Week

The BGS has celebrated National Science and Engineering Week since it began in 1994. In 2014, we will hold two events at our Keyworth headquarters: the Fossil and Rock Show for primary school children between the 19–21 March, and a Family Fun Day for everyone interested in fossils, dinosaurs, volcanoes, earthquakes and other kinds of rocky science on Saturday 22 March.

Fossil & Rock Roadshow

The BGS annual Fossil and Rock Show will be held in our conference venue at Keyworth between 19 and 21 March 2014.

The Fossil and Rock Show is aimed at primary schools teaching Key Stage 2 and is particularly suitable for Years 5 and 6. If you would like to book for next year's event or need further information, email (with 'Science Week' in the subject header) or call on 0115 936 3424.

The gallery below shows some highlights of the 2012 event.

Family Fun Day

The BGS will celebrate National Science & Engineering Week on Saturday 22 March 2014 in our conference venue at Keyworth.

There will be displays, demonstrations and talks with lots to see and plenty of hands-on activities and tours for children and adults.

A number of science organisations will be helping us out, along with Rockwatch, the national club for young geologists.

For information about National Science & Engineering Week, including other events around the UK, visit the British Science Association website.

BGS Open Day, Edinburgh | 28 Sept 2013

Children learning about fossils
Murchison House, the BGS office in Edinburgh, held its annual Open Day on Saturday 28 September 2013 as part of Edinburgh's Doors Open Day.

The Open Day is always packed with earth science demonstrations, talks, experiments and displays of our work at home and abroad, with lots of hands-on activities for even the youngest hands.

Contact Ted Harris for further information about future open days.

For information on other events, see our online Diary.

Explore Your Archives: Open archive day

From time to time BGS has held open days to support the National Archives 'Archive Awareness' and 'Explore Your Archives' campaigns.

We last held an open archive day for the public at Keyworth on Saturday 1 December 2012. This event was in support of the national Archive Awareness Campaign 2012. The national theme for AAC was 'Sports, Games and the Olympics', and we explored the links between fun, leisure, sporting achievement and the earth sciences.

Read more about this free event.