About the British Centre for Science Education
Stop Press! Our latest intelligence reports on the British creationist movement can be accessed through our Update Index. Just completed is our detailed report on The World Around Us website, a central element of the latest creationist strategy based on Intelligent Design. The strategy is imported from the USA.
The British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) is the leading anti-creationist organisation in Europe. We are a well established professional group dedicated to promoting and defending science education in the UK. The BCSE is run as a cooperative organisation by part-time volunteers with free membership and a community forum where the general public can debate the key issues involved. It believes in the tools for everyone to think for themselves - Science, Education and Reason - and the outcome – Democracy, Pluralism and Liberty.
We have become deeply worried about attacks on science education, particularly from creationists funded from the USA and Australia, and our campaign is dedicated to keeping all forms of creationism including Intelligent Design out of the science classroom in the UK.
The membership is open to all who support our aims. Members, in practice, are professional, managerial and skilled people from all walks of life who have been through the education system, understand it and have benefited from it. We are aware of the key issues involved in education both as beneficiaries of it and also because our own children are currently benefiting from it.
As such, the BCSE holds a robust position on endeavours without any scientific merit and whose proponents attempt to undermine and subvert scientific and educational activities.
Our public forum allows proponents of creationism and Intelligent Design to put their case forward and debate it. Members and participants in our forum include teachers, academics, scientists, members of the clergy, engineers, archaeologists, scientists, students, management consultants, professional managers and businessmen, as well as people of a wide variety of political and religious persuasions.
The BCSE is open to all, irrespective of religious or political affiliations, who wish to oppose the tide of creationism in the United Kingdom.
The BCSE Committee
Professor Paul S. Braterman, MA, DPhil, DSc author of From Stars to Stalagmites: How Everything Connects
Mark Edon ACIB, ACSI, Co-opted Humanist Representative Leeds City Council SACRE (Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education)
Dr. Jeremy Hodge, MA, DPhil, CSci, CChem, FRSC, school governor
Dr. Brian Jordan BSc, MSc, PhD
The Revd Michael Roberts B.A., M.A. , Dip.Th., F.R.Hist.S, Vicar of Cockerham, Winmarleigh and Glasson is an authority on Darwin’s geology and author of Evangelicals and Science (Greenwood Press, 2008) and book chapters and papers on science and religion and Darwin’s geology. School Governor for three schools, Chair of one.
Dr. Robert Saunders BSc (Genetics), PhD (Molecular Biology)
We can all be contacted at this email address
The BCSE Wiki on Creationism and Intelligent Design
The BCSE has a very big wiki on the British creationist and Intelligent Design movement. Much of the content is original research written up and updated by BCSE members over several years. You'll find details of all the main creationist groups and their leading organisers, how they work, lots of science debunking creationist claims, information on politics and lobbying, issues relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland and much else as well. You can access this through the wiki search tool at the top right hand corner of this page or the wiki's page index at Page Index.
[If you want to disagree with, correct, update, discuss, add to or comment on research presented in our wiki, feel free to do so on our community forum. That's what it's there for.]
The Media, Interviews and Speaking Engagements
The BCSE is the most authoritative body in the United Kingdom on creationism and Intelligent Design.
BCSE members are available for media interviews, press commentary, research and speaking engagements. For further details or to make enquiries, contact us by email .
The BCSE believes in the tools for everyone to think for themselves - Science, Education and Reason - and the outcome – Democracy, Pluralism and Liberty.