Science is vital — archive

How it all began—with a demo!

Science is Vital website, 21 September 2010

Update: The rally was an amazing success. Check out the rally reports from blogs and the media.


The rally will be alongside HM Treasury, on King Charles Street, LONDON SW1A 2AH.


Saturday 9th October 2010, at 2 PM.


You! And another 2,000 scientists and supporters—if you haven’t already done so, please sign the petition and check the box to let us know you’re coming. To make a visual impact, we encourage you to wear or carry something that signifies science—for example, if you work in a lab, wear a lab coat; if you’re an astronomer, bring a telescope; or simply carry a banner with a picture of something scientific you love.


Bring placards and banners with slogans saying why Science is Vital.

We have a great line up of speakers lined up, including Colin Blakemore, Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, and some fantastic entertainers.


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Please enter King Charles St from Clive Steps on Horse Guards, as we plan to have a dais and PA at the Whitehall end. There are many Tube stations and bus stops nearby, but marshals will be on hand to guide people from Westminster Tube (Circle, District and Jubilee lines) to the rally.

How to get to the rally

Wheelchair/pushchair access is from the Whitehall end of the street.