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BIG is run by a committee of volunteers appointed at each AGM in July. Any BIG member can apply for a position on the Executive Committee. For more information find out how to volunteer.

BIG Exec 2022-23

 Vice-chair  Treasurer  Secretary
Kirsty Hayward
Claudia Antolini
Helen Obee Reardon Emily Fisk
Royal Holloway
University of London
Cardiff University  Science Oxford

                                                                    General Officers

Claire Price Sam Ridgeway Ellie Horner 
Swansea University

Freelance Development

AP in TV

The Francis Crick Institute

Other people

We also enlist the help of freelancers to run our activities and manage BIG.

Membership Services

Event Coordinator

Helen Nightingale  Ashley Kent

The Minutes of the Executive Committee Meetings and our annual AGM can be found in our Members' Area.

If you are interested in joining the BIG Executive Committee, find out what is involved and how to volunteer.

What is in it for you?

"Having been a BIG member for a long time and gained a lot from the networking opportunities I was keen to stand on the exec committee to give something back to the organisation. I acted as a General Officer, Vice-Chair and Chair and always enjoyed the experience. 

Working with colleagues to produce a programme of events and hearing the insights of others was personally and professionally rewarding. Clients are impressed that I know and have worked with so many people and have a good understanding of the challenges and delights of working in science communication. 

Commitment to the exec was never too onerous and I’d encourage others to get involved. Make BIG work even harder to do what you want it to do by being part of the team running it!"

- James Piercy, science made simple

"I think that being in any organisation is more fun if you get properly involved. Being on the Exec made me feel much more part of the organisation and gave me some influence too. And as you might imagine from BIG, Exec meetings are fairly relaxed affairs!"

- Ben Craven, previous General Officer and Secretary

"It’s enjoyable and rewarding to get more involved if you can. Meetings, with likeminded people, are largely a pleasure to look forward to and responsibilities are shared very evenly, with exemplary support from our professional staff. I’ve loved playing my small part in keeping BIG thriving, and increasing my involvement in the BIG Event has only enabled me to make more friends, have more fun, and connect with minds more creative than my own!”

- Bridget Holligan, Science Oxford, Former Vice-Chair and Chair

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