The March for Science in Bristol is running in association with the At-Bristol Science Centre. The aim of March for Science in Bristol is to take a non-partisan approach and support the use of scientific evidence to make informed decisions and policies – it will be a celebration of science in this forward-thinking city, to show the public and politicians that science is important and should continue to be supported.
This is part of a global movement towards the defence of research and science, incited by a worrying trend towards ignoring scientific evidence, under funding of our services/research and rejecting the advice of experts.This puts the future of funding, public trust and scientific advancement as great risk and, as a community, many of us in Bristol (one of the UK’s scientific hubs) feel that this is something worth defending.
The March for Science rally will be held in Millennium Square from 11.00 AM on April 22nd, with a number of exciting renowned scientific and celebrity speakers, to be announced in the coming weeks! Along with this, we will have Bristol-based scientific organisations showcasing their work in science in the square, before marching via Park Street, and looping back around to the square. We are aiming for this to be a family friendly, inclusive event (perhaps inspiring some of Bristol’s future scientists!) with some competitions and prizes from our collaborators At-Bristol!