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

 

Biology Week 2015 was a huge success. If you would like to organise your own event for Biology Week 2016 contact Natasha Little.

Saturday 10 October 2015

Visit to Erddig for Apple Festival

Family day out with cider pressing, cookery demos, an apple trail and more (North Wales)

UK Fungus Day 2015

Events around the UK and Ireland exploring the amazing world of fungi

In the light of Nature - organisms that light up their world

Activities on light-producing organisms at Family Festival of Science (Dorset)

Brain Beanbag Family

Neuroscience activities at the Midlothian Science Festival

The Time-Travelling Operating Theatre

Learn about changes in medical operations and the future of surgery (Edinburgh)

Big Biology Day Cardiff - Biology Rocks!

Biology Week meets Earth Science Week at this biosciences & geology festival (Cardiff)

The Heart and the Head

An evening of music and genetic storytelling with Wellcome Trust researchers (Oxford)

Epigenetics, the language of genes

What do genes do, and how are they switched on and off? (Glasgow)

Marine algae and ocean chemistry

Test how greenhouse gases affect ocean chemistry and marine life (Glasgow)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Cells, Genes and Microscopes

A different activity each hour (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

 

Sunday 11 October 2015

UK Fungus Day 2015

Events around the UK and Ireland exploring the amazing world of fungi

Annual Fungal Foray of the Chantries

Investigating the macro-fungi of the Chantries with Professor Maurice Moss (Surrey)

Epigenetics, the language of genes

What do genes do, and how are they switched on and off? (Glasgow)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

 

Monday 12 October 2015

Remote Scotland Expedition Team

Find out about the wonderful wildlife that Scotland has to offer (Glasgow)

Special Pub Quiz

A fun pub quiz with a biology theme in honour of Biology Week (Germany)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Islay Wildlife

Join the Remote Scotland Expedition team to learn all about the wildlife of Islay (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

Cardiff Metropolitan University Biology Week

12-15: Quizzes, debates and biology bake-offs (Cardiff)

 

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Synthetic Biology debate

Synthetic life: how far could it go? In partnership with the Biochemical Society (London)

Desert Conservation

Talk exploring the challenges of conserving wildlife and habitats of the Sahara (Bristol)

Obesity and Diabetes: The Paradox of Health and Wealth

Charter lecture on the interrelationships of obesity and type 2 diabetes (Birmingham)

Project Coral

Student lecture on a multi-year coral sexual reproduction research project (London)

How to Clone a Mammoth

Lecture and discussion on the possibility of cloning mammoths (Derby)

Dino hunt at Heysham Libraryq

Family fun dinosaur hunt for Earth Science Week (Lancashire)

It's a (human) Knockout!

Gene knockouts: lecture at the Centre of the Cell (London)

Alzheimer's Disease: Big Problem, Big Data, Big Solution?

Evening lecture on Alzheimer’s disease and the challenges it poses to society (London)

Marine algae and ocean chemistry

Test how greenhouse gases affect ocean chemistry and marine life (Glasgow)

Wonderful Whales

Join Whale and Dolphin Conservation to learn more about marine mammals (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

Cardiff Metropolitan University Biology Week

12-15: Quizzes, debates and biology bake-offs (Cardiff)

 

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons in partnership with the BBSRC

Invitation only (London)

Thames Valley branch Annual General Meeting and lecture

Enjoy a fascinating lecture on a recent clinical success story (Berkshire)

Badgers & Bovine tuberculosis – a black-and-white issue?

Lecture on the disease and approaches to managing it (Armagh)

What’s in a Face?

Lecture on the biology of attractiveness and its importance (Plymouth)

Formula 1 and its Contributions to Healthcare

Gresham College Lecture on the parallels between the two worlds (London)

Society and Biology: The view from anthropology

Free schools' taster day to see Roehampton University's integrated programme (London)

Dino hunt at Heysham Library

Family fun dinosaur hunt for Earth Science Week (Lancashire)

Lab Experience Day

A chance for primary school students to try their hand at isolating DNA (Birmingham)

A Lot of Rot - Research of a Fungal Ecologist

Talk on fungal ecology and research findings (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Epigenetics, the language of genes

What do genes do, and how are they switched on and off? (Glasgow)

Cells, Genes and Microscopes

A different activity each hour (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

Cardiff Metropolitan University Biology Week

12-15: Quizzes, debates and biology bake-offs (Cardiff)

 

Thursday 15 October 2015

RSB Annual Awards Ceremony

Awarding photography, science communication, essay writing & book prizes (London)

Monitoring Biological Diversity from Space

Talk on developing tools for sustainable management of natural resources (Surrey)

The National and Global Impact of Dementia

Debate on awareness of research into the impacts of dementia and dementia care (Keele)

Evolution from beyond genetics?

A Linnean Society talk on evolutionary synthesis in plants (London)

A Body in the River

Lecture on the application of environmental science in murder investigations (London)

Dino hunt at Heysham Library

Family fun dinosaur hunt for Earth Science Week (Lancashire)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

Cardiff Metropolitan University Biology Week

12-15: Quizzes, debates and biology bake-offs (Cardiff)

 

Friday 16 October 2015

Secret Lives of Garden Birds

A British Naturalists' Association talk (Essex)

Physiology Friday

Activities, competitions and citizen science from the Physiological Society

Newcastle University A-level Study Day

A day of events to support A-level biology students (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Remote Scotland Expedition Team

Find out about the wonderful wildlife that Scotland has to offer (Glasgow)

Islay Wildlife

Join the Remote Scotland Expedition team to learn all about the wildlife of Islay (Glasgow)

Learn CPR

Learn the important life-saving skill of CPR for 'European Restart a Heart Day' (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

Cardiff Metropolitan University Biology Week

12-15: Quizzes, debates and biology bake-offs (Cardiff)

 

Saturday 17 October 2015

Big Biology Day Cambridge

A whole day of hands-on biology fun for all, brought to your by scientists (Cambridge)

Big Biology Day at Staffordshire University

Fun, engaging hands on science for all the family (Staffordshire)

Imagineer STEM Community Day

Free family event on the theme of space and future technology (Middlesbrough)

A wildlife walk at Gorhambury and along the Ver Valley

British Naturalists' Association exploration day of the river valley (Hertfordshire)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Cells, Genes and Microscopes

A different activity each hour (Glasgow)

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Learn all about squirrel conservation and the struggles of saving them (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

 

Sunday 18 October 2015

Fungal Foray

Forage with the British Naturalists' Association at Wentworth Garden Centre (Yorkshire)

How good are we at detecting impostors?

Test your imposter-detecting skills in fun experiments (Glasgow)

Sidmouth Science Festival 2015

09-18: Talks, hands-on activities and more on the science in our lives (Devon)

 

If you would like to organise your own event for Biology Week 2016 contact Natasha Little.