In 2015, the British Science Festival is opening its doors to academics, organisations and individuals who want to bring cutting-edge British Science to an adult, non-specialist audience.

There are no restrictions on who can propose an event for the Festival – individuals, organisations and academic institutions from all over the UK come to the Festival to host events.

The Open Call for proposals is now open and the deadline for submissions is 23 March 2015. To submit a proposal, please fill in the proposal form.

The form includes questions about your proposed research topic and the proposed speaker. It is important to note that this year the Festival will have a more targeted reach. The programme is more condensed and the target audience will be non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science. If you are an MMU staff member who is considering putting a proposal together and would like to chat about your idea then you can access support and guidance from Impact and Engagement Manager Sam Gray (s.gray@mmu.ac.uk or extension 1664). You can also contact Hana Ayoob at the British Science Association on hana.ayoob@britishscienceassociation.org (0207 019 4957)

Each proposal is considered by the Festival’s Programme Planning Committee who only have a limited number of event slots available for the Festival. To ensure your proposal has the best chance of success, please ensure you complete the form as fully as possible. Once you have submitted your proposal, the Programme Planning Committee will be in touch by the end of April with their decision.