James Brown leads the British Science Association’s Festival Engagement team in ensuring that the British Science Festival is a vibrant and accessible festival which engages with diverse communities, especially those currently underrepresented in science.

James's work involves setting the strategy and overseeing the development and delivery of the British Science Festival (BSF) and chairing the UK Science Festivals Network (UKSFN) which consists of more than 40 festivals across the UK.

He is passionate about making research and innovation relevant for everyone and providing opportunities for science to be part of the cultural landscape. Through the UKSFN, we are able to share best practise, innovate new methods of engagement and advocate for the importance of a healthy science engagement sector.

James Brown


Summer Science Exhibition CommitteeSeptember 2023 - August 2026Member