Executive Committees and Working Groups

Finance and General Purposes is an Executive committee, which is responsible for risk management, and ensuring that any proposed financial spend is in the best interests of the organisation as a charity.

This Working Group takes an active role in evaluating the contents of the library and the archives, assisting with cataloguing and curation, and working to gain funding for this unique collection of space related material. 

This Working Group evaluates the contents of the library and archives, cataloguing and curation, and working to gain funding for this unique collection of space related material. 

Non-Executive Committees

This Committee is passionate about science communication and using the benefits of space exploration and technology to engage and inspire the future of humanity.

This Committee works to ensure an exciting programme of speakers at lectures, symposia and other events, ensuring that the Society provides the content, informative and discussion events

This Committee is responsible for the professional technical projects of the Society, overseeing all the project groups, and monitors projects from initiation through to conclusion and evaluation.

This Committee is responsible for the strategy and marketing of the Society, membership engagement, developing plans to promote the Society, and giving advice to staff on marketing strategy.

This Committee considers the creation of new books, and approves new titles, ensuring that all BIS books are written and presented to a high standard.

This Committee ensures that the Space Library, Society Archives, and other heritage assets are appropriately looked after, and preserved for current and future generations. 

This Committee receives and approves applications for Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship of the BIS, as well as considering winners of BIS Awards and Medals

This Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the BIS magazines and journal – SpaceFlight, JBIS and Space Chronicle, considering marketing proposals, and ensuring consistency.

Committees of the British Interplanetary Society are run by BIS Members and Fellows on a voluntary basis.
They have been set up to run the affairs of the Society.  

Each Committee focuses on a specific area of work, and often take an active role in delivering the objectives of the Society and organising projects. 

Non-executive Committees are open to any member.