About BIG

Formerly known as the British Interactive Group, BIG is a not-for-profit organisation for all people involved in informal science communication activities and hands-on education projects in the UK.

Membership Benefits

  • Regular UK-wide events and training courses on issues relevant to science communication and informal science education
     
  • A membership card with free or discounted entry to participating UK science centres and museums (see up-to-date list)
     
  • A quarterly e-newsletter featuring the latest news and articles on up-to-the minute issues, written by and for BIG members.
     
  • BIG-CHAT online discussion list offers networking and sharing of information and views.
     
  • This website, hosting up-to-date jobs, research and evaluation, news and views from the hands-on world.
     
  • Opportunity to apply for the annual BIG professional development bursary
     
  • Inclusion in our online directory of contractors, science centres, members, and their interests.
     
  • The annual BIG Event with its networking opportunities has become established as a key event for practitioners in the field.
     
  • The opportunity at our AGM to stand for, or elect, the Executive Committee who will co-ordinate BIG activities in the following year.

Our Constitution (written in 1992) can be read here

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