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biology week

An annual celebration of the biosciences, with events around the UK and beyond...


Biology Week showcases the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting life science activities.

Biology Week

Now in its fourth year, Biology Week 2015 will be running from Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th October. Find out how you can get involved with the biggest week in the biology calendar.


This year's events include; science festivals, Big Biology Days, dino digs, competitions, lectures, and music and storytelling; organised by our member organisations, schools, and individuals - anyone can get involved!

Find an event near you or alternatively, set one up yourself. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any Biology Week ideas.

Schools and Universities

Schools and Universities

There are lots of ways to get involved at your school, college or university. You could use our Biology Week 2015 quiz to put your science knowledge to the test, compete in the bio-bake off, get creative with some BioArtAttack, go on a 'fungal foray' or bioblitz, try out some kitchenscience, attend a lecture or local event, or even have a STEM speaker come to your school.

Even better, create a timetable of events so you can be involved every day of the week!

Lots of ideas and resources are available all-year round.    

Flying Ant Survey

Online Involvement

We will soon be announcing the results of the #UKInsectPoll, where the UK's top insect will be crowned as Britain's Best! Are we dotty for the spotty ladybird, or do we go weak at the knees for the bumblebee?

Take part in a citizen science project and keep an eye out for flying ants and starling murmurations, and help have an impact on scientific research.

Find out more about spiders by downloading our app to identify any eight-legged house guests in your home this winter.

Please let us know what you get up to in Biology Week 2015 via email, Facebook or Twitter using #BiologyWeek.

Biology Week 2014

Biology Week 2014 was a huge success with over 100 events taking place nationwide. Take a look at Biology Week 2014 highlights on Facebook, Storify, or by reading our blog.

Biology Week 2015 is from 10th - 18th October and the countdown has begun!