The British Science Association would like to thank all our sponsors and partners for their support of the For Thought 2021.

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

For more information about our organisation, please visit ey.com.

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Lloyd’s Register Foundation is an independent global charity that is engineering a safer world. It aims to reduce risk and enhance the safety of the critical infrastructure that modern society relies upon in areas such as energy, transport, and food. It supports high quality research, technology, education and public outreach.

Major Partner


NERC is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. Its work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator. NERC coordinates some of the world’s most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on Earth, and much more.

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The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. It seeks to raise public awareness and understanding of physics, inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, the IOP’s mission is to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

The British Science Association would like to thank you all our previous sponsors and partners that have helped support the event in the past. You can find more information about our previous partners on our 2016, 20172018 and 2019 pages.