About BSR

Welcome to the British Society of Rheology (BSR), a charitable society focussed on the science of " the deformation of matter". The BSR main objective is to promote the science and the dissemination of knowledge in the areas of pure and applied rheology to all.

Welcome also to our new website, which we hope to continue to develop so we can provide you with a focus for the activities and publications of the society for the future and from the past. Existing members can log in with their previous usernames and passwords, and we welcome then to review their information in their profile and iupdate if necessary. As with anything new there maybe a few issues, so please let us know of any problems you encouter or features you would like to see.

The Society was founded as an informal British Rheologists' Club in 1940 and it has grown greatly since then, and today has over 300 members from the UK and further afield, distributed worldwide. However, it still strives to preserve the informal Club atmosphere with members drawn from both academic life and from a wide range of industrial activities. Our members come from many scientific disciplines including materials science, engineering, medicine, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. All offices of the Society are honorary appointments and an elected Council is the governing body.

The BSR runs a number of annual scientific meetings, including the Non-Newtonian Club, as well as providing many other services to its members, such as our own bulletin publication. Student members are invited to apply for travel awards (financial grants to help towards covering the costs of attending conferences worldwide), and each year we hold a competition for the best Ph.D. thesis in rheology, by awarding the Vernon Harrison Prize. We also make an Annual Award to a distinguished rheologist and periodically award the BSR Gold Medal: the most recent recipient was Gareth McKinley, who received his medal at the Midwinter Meeting in December 2014.

  • Our consititution is available to review here: Constitution
  • Our diversity statement is available to review here: Diversity
  • Our council memoranda is available to review here: Memoranda

The committee


Our Awards