History and plans

Cornwall Science Community was first established in 2016, as a local branch of the British Science Association (BSA), initially with just a few postgrad students from Exeter and a handful of local business and science-related groups, such as the Falmouth Polytechnic, Fo.am, Cornwall College, the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and the Falmouth Café Scientifique.

In early 2019, however, the national BSA announced ther decision to discontinue the local branches structure; but offered assistance to those local branches that did wish to continue, as autonomous organisations in their own right. After some discussion, this was the course that we in Cornwall opted to take.

From 2019, therefore with a whole new organisation, name and constitution etc,, we are now in a position to start to grow, reach out and make connections with other groups and societies, from schools to the Chamber of Commerce, Eden to Goonhilly.

Cornwall Science Community is open to all with an interest in science, in science communication, citizen science, and cross-sector collaborations.  You can sign up simply to be kept informed, via the mailing list; or to get more actively involved in making things happen.

​For the current Cornwall Science Community committee, see HERE