Our governance

Constitution and principal activity

The Science Council was established under Royal Charter in October 2003. An amended Charter received Privy Council seal on 10th December 2008. Royal Charters are awarded to organisations that work in the public interest and demonstrate that they are pre-eminent in their field.

The Science Council’s purpose, as defined in its Royal Charter, is ‘to promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of and education in science, pure and applied‘. The Science Council was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission in September 2009 (Charity number: 1131661).