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BIG event 2018
18-20 July 2018 - Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers.

It provides an unmissable opportunity to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you can in a short space of time. It’s like power juice for STEM communicators.


The content for the BIG Event is created by the members. And the people who say they get the most out of it are the people who contribute the content. The call for session proposals is now closed.


To register to attend the BIG Event 2018, click here. If you are a speaker and have a speaker registration code, you can click here.


You are responsible for arranging and paying for your own accommodation. There will be a free shuttle bus from Winchester city centre to the Winchester Science Centre each day. This will enable people to book city centre accommodation which will be cheaper than the onsite hotel. The shuttle is paid for by BIG and will be free to BIG delegates. 

The onsite hotel is the Holiday Inn Winchester, who have offered us a limited number of rooms at the conference rate of £120/night. Quote BIG when calling to book - before 6 June - after which the rates will go up!

Getting Around Winchester

The BIG Shuttle Bus
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a bit far from the city centre, so BIG has organised a FREE shuttle to get you back and forth from Winchester city centre and WSC. The BIG Shuttle Bus will drive back and forth during each time period to ferry people from one location to the next. This bus will not run beyond the times listed below, so don’t be late! Look for the name BRYANT TRAVEL in the bus window.

Wednesday – 18th July
11:45am – 2:15pm (collections begin near King Alfred Statue)
5:45pm – 6:15pm (collections begin at WSC)

Thursday – 19th July
8:30am – 10:00am (collections begin near King Alfred Statue)
6:30pm – 8:00pm (collections begin at WSC)

Friday – 20th July
9:00am – 10:00am (collections begin near King Alfred Statue)
1:15pm – 2:15pm (collections begin at WSC)
5:45pm – 6:45pm (collections begin at WSC)

Stagecoach Bus
The No. 64 bus running between Winchester (The Broadway, Stand 5) and Alresford passes within 300 metres of WSC (at the bottom of Morn Hill). The service is half hourly on weekdays. Timetable available from here:

Available from the front of Winchester railway station; expect to pay about £8 one way. Also available from the front of the Guildhall and Tourist Information Centre. Call Wessex Cars 01962 877749/866208 or Wintax 01962 878727/878737. Both firms have taxis adapted for wheelchairs.

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