You should take a look at the new Google map of all the public events registered for National Science and Engineering Week 2009 (NSEW) at http://www.the-ba.net/the-ba/Events/NSEW/WhatsOn/Event+Map.htm There are a few in the East Midlands and it would be great to get more on there.
If you are planning to organise an event during NSEW, can I encourage you to register your event, ideally by the end of this year? Please pass this on to anyone else who is organising an event.
Although the map only shows public events, you can register both public and private events on the searchable list. The benefits are that you get free promotion of your event and organisation through the BA website and marketing campaign. There are various freebies up for grabs for schools who register their events. Deadline for the prize draw is Feb 1st 2009.
NSEW is one of the world's largest celebrations of science and engineering. 2008 was a huge success with an estimated 3500 events and 1.4 million attendees! More information on the mass participation events and NSEW activities will be issued shortly. There will be a campaign called ‘Save our Bees’, a blog for social and scientific debate called ‘Change Exchange’, national activities related to the celebrations of Darwin200 and International Year of Astronomy, the new ‘National Science and Engineering Week Awards’ with £1000 prize money, a school competition called ‘Darwin in Space’ and much, much more!
For the NSEW events listings, resources, funding ideas and more see: http://www.the-ba.net/the-ba/Events/NSEW/index.htm