SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOLS is a school led charity funded initiative which connects STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals working at the cutting edge of their field with schools. The aim is to enthuse more young people to connect with STEM and encourage them to pursue a career in STEM.

  • School led charity funded

    School led & Charity funded

    As a charity we work with the school to organise an event in their format of their choosing and on subject of their choice. Giving the school the flexibility to host an event which will enthuse their pupils.

  • 68 events


    Since 2013 we have organised 68 highly regarded SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOLS events. Don't take our word for it, read the endorsements below.

  • Reached 5k pupils

    Reached 5k pupils

    Our events have enthused more young people to connect with science and encouraged them to pursue a career in STEM, through events with subjects like Music and the brain, Access not excess: novel ways to nourish the world, and Cancer: causes and treatment.

  • Connected 120 STEM professionals

    Connected 120 STEM professionals with schools

    We have connected STEM professionals at the cutting edge of their field with schools like Prof Richard Dawkins, Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg and Sir Richard Gardner.


  • It has been fascinating and a privilege to talk to those at the cutting edge of science!

    Student, North Oxfordshire Academy, Newbury
  • It was an excellent day which was both interesting and thought-provoking. I'm hoping that this will encourage many of them to consider possible future careers in the sciences.

    Head of Science, Dunottar School, Reigate
  • For many of our students, it was their first experience of a university standard of lecturing. And holding the event in our own school meant that we could reach all of our students, making it truly inclusive.

    Head of Academic Enrichment, King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage
  • A small charity doing big things!

    Science Teacher, The Cooper School, Oxfordshire
  • Well organised: excellent speakers. Today has been a huge boost for our push for students to follow a scientific career at university and beyond!

    Teacher, Conisborough College, Lewisham
  • Really interesting as I never knew we could achieve so much by simply changing an organism's DNA!

    Student, Dunottar School, Reigate
  • Fun and exciting day, fantastic lecturers!

    Student, Sheffield Park School, Sheffield
  • After today’s event some students are re-directing their university applications towards Biological Science. Those who were already interested are more focused!

    Teacher, King Edward’s school, Whitley
  • Our students found the lecturers engaging and truly interesting. The talks went into greater depth than the students had encountered before and it really opened their eyes to the vast areas of learning still to be tapped into.

    Head of Academic Enrichment, King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage


Schools can pick from 3 different formats of events on a subject of their choice

  • Seminar


    A popular choice to explore in depth a STEM subject. It can either be 1/2 day or a full day. Targeted at Years 9-13. Audience size is 70-100 pupils.

  • Cafe des Sciences

    Pop up Café des Sciences

    The pop up format is a more interactive workshop suited at a younger audience (Key Stage 2,3 or 4). Audience size is 50-80 pupils.

  • Career Talk

    Career Talk

    STEM will be a key sector of employment for today’s students, entering the workplace in 2030. Career talks are a great way to show what a STEM career will look like. The talk is 20-30 mins and is suited for Year 7-8. Audience size is 50–80 pupils.


To book a seminar, career talk, or pop up Café des Sciences please email us to find out more.


SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOLS is delivered by the charity OIBC which is largely funded by donations and grants. There are various ways you can support this great work:

  • Sponsor an event

    Sponsor an event

    On average it costs the charity £2,000 to organise a full day seminar.

  • Sponsor a school

    Sponsor a school

    If you have a school in mind, we would work with them a programme for the academic year.

  • Sponsor a series of events

    Sponsor a series of events

    A series of events is a great way for a school to fully explore a STEM subject through a seminar and then related career talks.

  • Set up a yearly donation

    Set up a yearly donation

    As a charity yearly donation enable us to plan and budget for the future.

If you’re interested in donating to SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOLS please email us to find out more.

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