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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 2015 will run from Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th October. Get involved with the biggest week in the biology calendar by organising your own event, finding out what's happening in your local area, or sharing and following #BiologyWeek.


Biology Week 2014 was a huge success with over 100 events taking place nationwide from 11th - 18th October. Take a look at Biology Week 2014 highlights on Facebook, Storify, or by reading our blog.

It was great week of biological activities with our own annual awards ceremony, malaria eradication debate and the launch of the Starling Murmuration Survey. We also produced resources for schools which teachers can use all year round.

Other events included bug hunts, competitions, dinosaur digs, online experiments, and lectures, organised by our members, member organisations, schools, and individuals - anyone can get involved!


We hope that many more people will run their own event for Biology Week 2015. This could be anything from a Big Biology Day science festival to a Biology Week quiz with some friends. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any Biology Week ideas.

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