British Science Festival role for Prof Lisa Collins announced

Professor Collins named as Scientific Section President for Agriculture and Food

Professor Lisa Collins, Head of the School of Biology and Professor of Animal Science, has been chosen as the Agriculture and Food Scientific Section President of the 2022 British Science Festival, to be be hosted by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) between Tuesday 13 and Saturday 17 September 2022.

There are 17 Scientific Sections, encompassing every corner of science, from natural sciences to the arts - ensuring Festival-goers find the talks, installations, and debates both relevant and current.

Since the foundation of the British Science Festival, the BSA’s Sections have played a crucial role in both developing Festival content and advising on the most relevant topics in their subject areas - shaping our Festival programme. Each year, the Sections nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to their scientific field for Presidency of the Section. They are also invited to give their Presidential Address at the British Science Festival in September to mark the start in this role.


The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists, with  inspiring programme of free events to the public over five days.