British Science Week events

We’ll be running our ever popular ‘Build a Radio’ workshops at the RSGB National Radio Centre, Bletchley Park on Sunday 17 March. These fun, half-day workshops, sponsored by the Radio Communications Foundation (RCF), are a great way for young people to try a practical amateur radio activity. The sessions are for youngsters aged 11 to 18 who will build their own VHF FM Broadcast Receiver using simple tools. NOW FULLY BOOKED!


  • John Hislop, G7OHO will be spending Tuesday 12 March at St Peter-in-Thanet CE Junior School in Broadstairs, where the children will be doing activities relating to amateur radio around the world, noting the different time zones

  • Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) members will be displaying amateur radio and the science behind it at Super Science Saturday on 16 March at CNS School in Norwich, NR4 6PP. The event is open to the public from 10.00-15.00

  • South Durham University Technical College in Newton Aycliffe, Durham will be running a day with students building and then operating a radio station, including erecting the mast, tuning the antenna and putting the rig together. They aim to operate under the SES call sign GB0UTC, under the supervision of Ian Neal, M0KEO. Students will be making contacts within Ofcom rules on SSB and FT8, mostly on 20m, from noon onwards on Tuesday 12 March. Students will recognise time zones and the need for precise timing on the data modes. Listen out for the SES call sign and make the students’ day by responding. You will find the lesson plans and risk assessment for the day in the BSW resources section.

  • Melksham Oak Community School near Bath will be running a combined careers and British Science Week Special Event Station with students on 12 March. They aim to operate under the SES call sign GB0MOS, under the supervision of Simon Harris, G4WQG and Dom Wilkinson, 2E0WHQ. Students will be making contacts within Ofcom rules on SSB and FT8/4 on 40, 20 and 15m from 9:00 to 15:00 UTC. Simon and Dom will explain time zones and accurate clock timing for the digital data modes


Tell us what you have planned for BSW 2024 and we’ll add it to this list!