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Annual General Meeting 2021

The 2021 RSB Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday 19th May, from 11:00-13:00, and will take place on Zoom.

The AGM will include a Charter Lecture, delivered by Professor Stefan Przyborski FRSB, RSB Trustee and professor of cell technology in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University, as well as a presentation of the Trustee's Report and Accounts, and announcement of the new RSB President-elect.

Advance registration for the AGM is essential through the event page.

Council vacancies

Volunteering as a Trustee on the RSB Council is one of the best ways to help influence how the Royal Society of Biology delivers its charitable aims and acts as a unified voice for biology. This year there are three vacancies on Council, two open to individual members and one to Member Organisations. To stand as a Trustee of the RSB you must be nominated by your peers.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please read through the role description. A full list of current Trustees is also available.

The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences and supports diversity in all areas of work. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and skillsets and recognise that a diverse RSB Council is best placed to deliver on our charitable aims and objectives.

Becoming a Trustee if you're an individual member:

  • This year there are two vacancies available to our individual members
  • Members at MRSB or FRSB grades are eligible to stand as Trustees on the RSB Council
  • You need to be formally nominated by another member, and have support from a further five members, all at MRSB or FRSB grade
  • The nomination form has further details on how to submit the application.

Becoming a Trustee as a Member Organisation representative:

  • This year there is one vacancy available to RSB Member Organisations at Full Member level
  • Organisations can nominate a representative who must be a member of that organisation, and need to have support from two other Full Member Organisations
  • The nomination form has further details on how to submit the application.

The deadline for nominations is 10:00 on Wednesday 10 March 2021. In the event that more nominations are received than we have vacancies, an election will be held. Nominees will be made aware of the outcome of any election ahead of the Society's AGM, where the results of the nominations and possible elections will be publicly announced.


For any event or voting queries, please contact Harriet McAra at or 020 3925 3445.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Over 150 members and representatives from Member Organisations attended last year's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24th September. The virtual meeting included a Charter Lecture by Dr Jacqui Piner CBiol FRSB, presentation of the Trustee’s Report and Accounts and election of new Trustees to the RSB Council.

A pdf of the AGM presentation, updates on MPA committee activity and ESP committee activity are available, and the Charter Lecture can be watched on the RSB YouTube channel.

A summary of the accounts of the Society for the year October 2018-September 2019 which was approved in the AGM can be downloaded. A full version (46 pages) is also available.

Draft minutes will be available soon and will be formally approved at the next AGM in 2021.

Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at The Law Society, London. It included a Charter Lecture by Dr Kim Hardie FRSB, presentation of the Trustee’s Report and Accounts, election of new Trustees to the RSB Council, and a buffet lunch.

Over 100 members and representatives from Member Organisations attended the AGM. Draft minutes are available to download and were formally approved at the AGM in 2020.