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

 

If you would like to organise your own event for Biology Week 2017 contact Karen Patel. Have a look at the great Biology Week 2015 and 2016 events for more inspiration.

Saturday 8 October 2016

UK Fungus Day 2016

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

Wildlife Exhibition

Display stand exhibition celebrating the study of natural history (Devon)

The Natural History of Pokémon

Discover how Pokémon can teach us about biology (Oxford)

Scotland Branch AGM and symposium 'Genomics from Bench to Product'

Learn more about the science behind genomics and how it can benefit society (Edinburgh)

Grasp your Mandrakes

Join "Professor Rachel Sprout" for experiments, microscopy and magic (Manchester)

An Owl's Life

Learn about the life of an owl. Discover what they eat and how they hunt (Selborne)

Leaf Litter and Insects

Learn about life in the leaf litter with the British Naturalists' Association (Wentworth)

 

Sunday 9 October 2016

UK Fungus Day 2016

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

Wildlife Exhibition

Display stand exhibition celebrating the study of natural history (Devon)

MoSS Fest

Free day of science fun at the Middle of Scotland Science (MoSS) Festival (Mugdock)

 

Monday 10 October 2016

Tackling antimicrobial resistance: What roles will regulation and innovation play?

A free Policy Lates discussion event for all interested the AMR crisis (London)

Infirmary Tours

Free immersive school group tours of Worcester's Old Hospital

Science & Stormont 2016: Antimicrobial Resistance

Scientific presentations based on the theme of antimicrobial resistance (Belfast)

Science Showoff - Comedy Evening

An evening of science-based comedy! (Cambridge)

 

Tuesday 11 October 2016

The DNA Revolution: can and should we predict people’s chance of getting cancer?

Debate organised with the Biochemical Society and Cancer Research UK at The Ri (London)

The Biology of Personal Care

A free lecture by Jason Harcup, vice president of R&D at Unilever (London)

Infirmary Tours

Free immersive school group tours of Worcester's Old Hospital

Scientist in your Classroom

A chance to chat online with ZSL scientists in your classroom (online)

The Botanist Richard Spruce

Discover more about renowned botanist Richard Spruce at the Yorkshire Museum (York)

West Midlands Charter Lecture: Vaccination – blessing or curse?

Consider the origins of vaccination and related challenges past and present (Birmingham)

Northern Ireland Branch AGM and Lecture

AGM and lecture on 'Environmental Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms' (Antrim)

A Healthy Brain for a Healthy Life

Discover how to keep a healthy brain throughout life (University of Warwick)

Westminster Weight Day

Learn about the science of obesity and receive free advice (London)

 

Wednesday 12 October 2016

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

Invitation only (London)

DNA Master Class

West Midlands Branch: Hands on lab experience for year 5 and 6 children (Birmingham)

Bird Migration Watch

Watch and understand the autumn migration of birds, with expert BNA guide (Wiltshire)

The Rhythm of Life: The Beat and Dance of the Heart

Gresham College lecture on the heartbeat with music and dance demonstration (London)

Infirmary Tours

Free immersive school group tours of Worcester's Old Hospital

Scientist in your Classroom

A chance to Skype with ZSL scientists in your classroom (online)

Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture

Lecture on the mechanisms of T-regulatory cell function (Cardiff)

Sir Julian Huxley Lecture

Linnean Society lecture on dosage sensitive genes in evolution and disease (London)

Northern Ireland Branch Lecture on Invasive Animal Species

Joint annual lecture with the County Armagh Wildlife Society on invasive species (Armagh)

Dinner with Darwin

Free lecture on how our food evolved and influenced evolution (Plymouth)

Interactive lecture and branch AGM

Lecture on virtual bodies and electronic autopsies in the age of digital health (Bradford)

Primary strands DNA master class

Hands on lab experience for year 5 and 6 children (Birmingham)

 

Thursday 13 October 2016

RSB Annual Awards Ceremony

Awarding photography, science communication & book prizes (London)

Infirmary Tours

Free immersive school group tours of Worcester's Old Hospital

Insect & Bird Migration: Revealing the Mysteries of Flight

Scientists uncover wondered why, how and to where insects and birds migrate (Herts)

Moulton College’s Big Biology Day

A series of interactive sessions linked to the National Curriculum (Northampton)

Scientist in your Classroom

A chance to chat online with ZSL scientists in your classroom! (online)

Scratching the Surface? Looking from Space at Human Impact on Earth

Gresham College lecture on identifying human environmental impact from space (London)

Lecture on the Dragonflies of Devon

Discover the fascinating ecology and learn to identify the dragonflies of Devon (Exeter)

Language, Sex Chromosomes and Autism: Unravelling the Mystery

Professor Dorothy Bishop delivers the annual John Damien public lecture (Stirling)

TalkScience@BL - Replace, Reduce, Refine: Animals in Research

Panel discussion about changing animal use in scientific research and testing (London)

Conserving the Enchanted Isles: 20 years of the Galapagos Conservation Trust

Learn about the Galapagos Islands and the Galapagos Conservation Trust (Wokingham)

Heathland Restoration

Discover how to restore heathlands with the British Naturalists' Association (Little Badow)

The Eggs-cellent Victorian Eggs-periment

A fun-filled science afternoon related to the Key Stage 2 Curriculum (Coleraine)

 

Friday 14 October 2016

Physiology Friday

Activities, competitions and citizen science from The Physiological Society

A level Biology Day
A day of activities to support A level biology students at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Infirmary Tours

Free immersive school group tours of Worcester's Old Hospital

Physiology Friday Talk: Designing materials for regenerative medicine

Molly Stevens delivers the Physiological Society’s GL Brown prize lecture (London)

Middlesex University Biology Day

A day of fun and interactive biology-themed activities (London)

Red Deer on Exmoor

An early walk to look for red deer with the British Naturalists' Association (Exmoor)

 

Saturday 15 October 2016

Bioscience Careers Festival

Our new flagship event for undergraduates studying for a biological degree (London)

Big Biology Day Cambridge

Fun, engaging and informative hands-on biology activities for all ages (Cambridge)

Dazzling DNA

Make DNA from fruit using household chemicals at Big Biology Day Staffordshire

Big Biology Day Staffordshire

A mini science festival for the whole family (Stoke-on-Trent)

Biology and Geology Rocks!

Fun and interactive science activities for all ages (Cardiff)

Science Alive

A day of life science fun including hands on activities, games and shows (Bonnyrigg)

Fungi Foray on Mardley Heath

Forage for fungi with the British Naturalists' Association (Welwyn)