Sharing our science

Sharing our Science is an important part of the Society’s work

We aim to communicate psychology by providing information to the public, raising awareness and the influence of the discipline in society.

Sharing our Science public events

We organise and promote public events to share evidence-based science in ways that are easy for people to understand.

Our annual flagship lecture is jointly run with the British Academy.

The 2015 BPS/BA Lecture is 'Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of motivated forgetting' and will be presented by Dr Michael Anderson, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge on Thursday 17 September 2015, 6 to 7.15pm

Previous lectures BPS/BA Lectures have covered topics from climate change to happiness.

Many of our Divisions and Branches run public events throughout the year across the country. Why not see what’s on near you?

Public engagement grants

Society members are eligible to apply for our public engagement grants. Grants are available to support members wishing to promote psychology to the public and help the Society to take psychology to society. 

We have supported numerous projects since the grant scheme was launched. Find out more about previous grant recipients.

Find out more about joining the Society.

Other ways we share our science

As well as our monthly magazine, The Psychologist, and our journals the Society has links with the Science Museum. Our press centre also receives enquiries from around the world asking for experts to talk about psychology in the media.