Welcome to the Society for Natural Sciences

The Society for Natural Sciences (SNS) is a professional body for scientists, educators and students working across the discipline boundaries of science. 

“Promoting Interdisciplinary Science Education and Research”

Many of the technical issues of sustainability in energy and material resources, advances in technology and medicine, that are now faced by society are interdisciplinary. Natural scientists are in the vanguard of scientists who can cross disciplines to help tackle these problems and contribute to a better life for all.

To address these issues the Society for Natural Sciences:

  • Runs outreach activities for schools, holds conferences for undergraduate students and meetings with employers.
  • Provides information about opportunities for natural sciences.
  • Accredits degree programmes: accredited courses are at least comparable in standard with single discipline degrees.

As a Society we are keen to support the equality of experience of Natural Sciences students alongside other specialist subjects during Covid. Our equality statement can be found here.

Register now to become a part of our community to contribute your story to the website to encourage others to cross the discipline boundaries; get information from employers and about events!

If you are an academic institution, company or clinician wanting to be involved we’d love to hear from you.


Latest news

4th Annual Natural Sciences Student Conference 2021

The National Natural Sciences Student Conference 2021 will be fully online via Zoom on Monday 29 March 2021 and registration is free. The keynote speakers are Professor Tom McLeish and Professor Kirsty Penkman from the University of York. The deadline for registration is 19 March 2021. Register your place Oral presentations (10 minutes with a 5 minute question and answer session) and poster presentations […]

Seminar – A Trip Through a Carbon NanoZoo … And How The Natural Sciences Could Save Us

With Dr Ilija Rašović – Society for Natural Sciences March 11th – 14:00 – 15:00 In this taster lecture, we’ll take a look at the fascinating world of carbon nanomaterials and investigate their roles in potential solutions to some of the most pressing technological questions humanity faces. How can we wean ourselves off dependency on fossil fuels? […]

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Online Seminars

The Society for Natural Sciences Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group will be hosting the second of our monthly lunchtime online seminars for 2021 to support dissemination and discussion of best practice in an interdisciplinary science education. These informal webinars have an introductory presentation from a member of the network followed by question and answers/discussion. […]

Seminar: Medical Imaging & Natural Sciences: Unlocking The Brain

There are many unsolved scientific problems, such as how to cure cancer or how to stop climate change. Finding the answers will require scientists of all disciplines (biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, mathematicians,…) working together. In this talk, Dr Chris Brignell, Director of Natural Sciences and Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of […]

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