The Royal Society joined in the celebrations for #WorldTeachersDay on Wednesday 5 October, putting a STEM focus on the days awareness raising by launching a campaign to get people talking about their favourite STEM teachers and those that had inspired them using the hashtag #MySTEMTeacher.

The campaign was supported by the likes of Brian Cox, Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell and Bill Bryson as well as the Society’s own Sir Venki Ramakrishnan. Many others across the UK and beyond joined in to give accounts of their teachers, highlighting the amazing impact they have on a wide range of people.

The campaign had over 460 mentions across two days with a potential reach of 3.78 million Twitter users.

You can read a summary of the Twitter posts on storify, and see some of the lovely tributes that were given.


Bill Bryson's My STEM TEacher memory