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

 

If you would like to get involved or organise your own event in 2015 please contact Natasha Little.

Saturday 11 October 2014

Big Biology Day Cardiff

Activities with a geological flavour; from carnivorous plants to medical dilemmas

Big Biology Day Essex

Discover an array of biological topics through hands on activities and crafts

Dinosaur Dig Citizen Science Project

Unearth dinosaur fossils at the site of an exciting recent discovery (West Sussex)

Family Fun Day: Blood

Get beyond the gore and explore your blood at this drop in day at the Ri (London)

Microscope Madness - Making the Invisible Visible

High-quality microscopes reveal the wondrous hidden life of organisms (Dorset)

Open Day Celebrating 50 Years of Genetics at the University of Leicester

Scientific talks, tours, and hands-on activities showcasing departmental research

 

Sunday 12 October 2014

Big Biology Day Scotland: The Science of Life

Create your own bacteria and parasites with Glasgow Science Festival (Glasgow)

UK Fungus Day

Events are taking place around the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of fungi and fungal science (organised by the British Mycological Society)

UK Fungus Day at The Norwich School

Activities to learn about the societal value of fungi: good and bad (Norfolk)

Fungal Foray

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

 

Monday 13 October 2014

The story of Scott's loyal assistant and his expeditions to the Antarctic

Lecture by Isobel Williams (London)

Fiction Lab

Book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme (London)

Science and Stormont

Science education themed day to link science community with Assembly and Exec. (NI)

The Science Behind Nature Documentaries

Part of the 'Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour' lecture series (Manchester)

Health Care Fair

13-17: Explore health care topics including sugar, alcohol and age (Lincolnshire)

Flies and Biological Clocks

13-15: Talks & activities for students & parents to explore circadian rhythms (Leicester)

Location, location, habitat

13-17: Helping primary schools discover the wildlife on their doorstep (Norfolk)

Mud lab

Oct: Primary school pupils will learn how species interact in mudflat food webs (Belfast)

 

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Annual Awards evening

The Society of Biology photography, science communication and book prizes will be awarded (London)

The Future of Drugs

Discover the future of medicine with the British Pharmacological Society (London)

The singular origin of complex life

Lecture by Nick Lane (Plymouth)

Debate: Nuclear power in the 21st Century

Staffs Uni BioSoc will debate the future of Nuclear Power (Stoke on Trent)

North Lincolnshire Careers Event 2014

Careers advice (incl. bioscience sector) for school leavers, students and job seekers

Domestic Wind Turbines: Are Birds Affected?

Part of the 'Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour' lecture series (Manchester)

Conservation Genetics of Hazel Dormice

Part of the 'Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour' lecture series (Manchester)

 

Wednesday 15 October 2014

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

Invitation only. (London)

Drug development and the unexpected role of plants

Lecture on the unexpected role plants play in drug development (Oxford)

Research and art - taken to heart

Lecture to explore the various models of the heart in medicine and art (London)

As dead as a Dodo?

What do we really know about the Dodo today from modern scientific techniques? (Derby)

Commercialising Academic Research

Lecture by Dr Anna Hine FSB focusing on gene libraries (Birmingham)

Biology Pub Quiz

Organised by Heriott-Wat Uni. Open to all with prizes for winning teams (Edinburgh)

Equine welfare in Ireland

Talk exploring equine welfare issues following an upsurge in cases (Armagh)

Fossil hunting for under fives

Science-based play for pre-school age children (Lancashire)

The Science of Bird Song

Part of the 'Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour' lecture series (Manchester)

Tackling Drug Discovery for Mental Health

15-17: Hands-on activities about how neuroscientists & engineers study the brain (Glasgow)

The Amazing Brain

14 Oct-3 Nov: Interactive demonstrations on what brain scanning can do for us (Newcastle)

Health Care Fair

13-17 Oct: Explore health care topics including sugar, alcohol and age (Lincolnshire)

Flies and Biological Clocks

13-15 Oct: Talks & activities for students & parents explore circadian rhythms (Leicester)

Location, location, habitat

13-17 Oct: Helping primary schools discover the wildlife on their doorstep (Norfolk)

Mud lab

Oct: Primary school pupils will learn how species interact in mudflat food webs (Belfast)

 

Thursday 16 October 2014

Malaria eradication: Can we do it? Should we do it?

A panel of experts will debate vaccination, treatment, mosquitoes and policy (London)

Night at the Veterinary College

Evening of activities on animal health and how it relates to our own diets (London)

Where will our food come from?

Lecture on how we might face the ever growing demand for food and resources (Bristol)

Life in the Universe: SciBar Evening

Intro to the science of the search for life elsewhere in the universe (Manchester)

The black rhino: life, death and inbreeding

Part of the 'Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour' lecture series (Manchester)

Tackling Drug Discovery for Mental Health

15-17: Hands-on activities about how neuroscientists & engineers study the brain (Glasgow)

The Amazing Brain

14 Oct-3 Nov: Interactive demonstrations on what brain scanning can do for us (Newcastle)

Health Care Fair

13-17 Oct: Explore health care topics including sugar, alcohol and age (Lincolnshire)

Location, location, habitat

13-17 Oct: Helping primary schools discover the wildlife on their doorstep (Norfolk)

Mud lab

Oct: Primary school pupils will learn how species interact in mudflat food webs (Belfast)

 

Friday 17 October 2014

How will biology change the world?

A light-hearted panel debate for the Biology: Changing the World project (London)

Physiology Friday

A day of events organised by The Physiological Society

Tackling Drug Discovery for Mental Health

15-17: Hands-on activities about how neuroscientists & engineers study the brain (Glasgow)

The Amazing Brain

14 Oct-3 Nov: Interactive demonstrations on what brain scanning can do for us (Newcastle)

Health Care Fair

13-17 Oct: Explore health care topics including sugar, alcohol and age (Lincolnshire)

Location, location, habitat
13-17 Oct: Helping primary schools discover the wildlife on their doorstep (Norfolk)

Mud lab

Oct: Primary school pupils will learn how species interact in mudflat food webs (Belfast)

 

Saturday 18 October 2014

Big Biology Day Cambridge

A whole day of hands-on biology fun for all

Brightlingsea Bug Hunt

British Naturalists' Association Family Bug Hunt with experts on hand (Essex)

The Amazing Brain

14 Oct-3 Nov: Interactive demonstrations on what brain scanning can do for us (Newcastle)

Mud lab

Oct: Primary school pupils will learn how species interact in mudflat food webs (Belfast)