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We had an action packed week during Biology Week 2017!

 

 BW Sat 7

 

Fun Palaces: Plastic = Not Fantastic

St Hilda's East Community Centre, London

Boundary Estate residents and St Hilda's East Community Centre are joining together to bring arts and science to the heart of the UK's first council estate. Join them to learn more about plastic pollution in our oceans.

Disgusting Digestion

Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham

Discover the human digestive system at this family-friendly show.

Bat Catching Research Session

The Byes, Sidmouth

Join the Sid Valley Bat Project to learn more about bats in the Sid Valley.

BioArt Trolley

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

Biology-themed art activities for young children and families.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

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 BW Sunday 8

 

UK Fungus Day

Across the UK

Come together to celebrate the wonderful world of UK fungus, with a number of events held in partnership with The British Mycological Society.

Examination of the macrofungi of The Chantries

Surrey

A tour by Professor Maurice Moss identifying the fungal fruiting bodies of The Chantries, organised by our Kent, Surrey and Sussex branch.

Middle of Scotland Science Festival

Mugdock Country Park, Stirlingshire

A free day of exciting science activities, suitable for all ages.

Bugs for Life: the Future of Food

At-Bristol, Bristol

Bugs for Life will be promoting edible insects as a sustainable future food source.

Disgusting Digestion

Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham

Discover the human digestive system at this family-friendly show.

From Beavers to Bats and the Jurassic Coast

Kingswood and Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth

Join Sidmouth Science Festival for a series of science talks by the seaside.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Pub Quiz

Dalkeith, Midlothian

Give your brain cells a workout with this science-themed pub quiz.

Wild Science

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A day of scientific adventures at Vogrie Country Park.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

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BW Monday 9

 

Debate: Genome editing: where do we draw the line?

Royal Institution, London

Join us to debate whether genome editing could one day be used to alter aesthetics not just ailments. Could it be used to aid intelligence, increase height, decrease weight, or even “improve” personalities? Where do we draw the line?

Biology Week at the British School of Milan

British School of Milan, Milan, Italy

Students at the British School of Milan will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events and competitions.

Biodiversity at Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, Hatfield

Key Stage 3 students at Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School will be building Lego animals to learn about biodiversity in a fun and imaginative way.

Biology Week at Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Students at Blenheim High School will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events.

Fungus Identification and Nature Walk

Peak Hill, Sidmouth

A walk in the woods to identify mushrooms and fungi.

Scientist in your Classroom

Across the UK

Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) online, from the comfort of your classroom or assembly hall, to give your students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist.

The Cambrian Explosion: Fast burn, or slow fuse?

Bournemouth Natural Science Society & Museum, Bournemouth

A lecture in Biology Week about the Cambrian Explosion, presented by Dr Neil Gostling from the University of Southampton.

BioArtAttack Competition at Millais School

Millais School, Horsham

Students at Millais School will participate in the RSB BioArtAttack competition during Biology Week.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

Celebrate Biology Week with free poster downloads from BIOZONE

 

BW Tuesday 10

 

Policy Lates: A meeting of minds: the biology of mental health

Charles Darwin House, London

We discuss some of the hot topics in UK science policy at our policy lates, with leaders in the field presenting this time on the biology of mental health and the policies surrounding mental health.

Ten years on the EDGE of Existence

Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL London Zoo

Scientists from ZSL and beyond will highlight the latest research into conserving the evolutionary history of life on Earth.

Biology Week at the British School of Milan

British School of Milan, Milan, Italy

Students at the British School of Milan will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events and competitions.

What the Cell?!

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Campus, Coventry

Join the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick on a journey to understand the cell.

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Night

University of Suffolk, Ipswich

Join scientists at the University of Suffolk to explore the world of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Biology Week at Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Students at Blenheim High School will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events.

Charter Lecture: Brain Waves and Brain Storms

Aston University, Birmingham

Consideration of the latest techniques for brain exploration: journeying from science lab to operating theatre.

BioArtAttack Competition at Millais School

Millais School, Horsham

Students at Millais School will participate in the RSB BioArtAttack competition during Biology Week.

Ada Lovelace Day

UK and Worldwide

An international celebration day of the achievements of women in STEM.

Ada Lovelace Day Live!

An annual 'science cabaret' in celebration of women in STEM, held on Ada Lovelace Day.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Midlothian Fossils

Loanhead Library, Midlothian

Learn all about the fossils of Midlothian, with experts from Edinburgh Geological Society.

Making Sense of Stress

IKEA Edinburgh, Midlothian

Learn how we define and combat stress in modern society.

Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester

A lecture given by Professor Luke Alphey from the Pirbright Institute.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

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BW Wednesday 11

 

Parliamentary Reception Members Ballot

Churchill Room, Houses of Parliament

An opportunity for AMRSB, MRSB and FRSB grade members to attend the Biology Week reception at the House of Commons.

Parliamentary Reception

Churchill Room, Houses of Parliament

In partnership with the BBSRC, the RSB celebrates the middle of Biology Week with a reception for partners, friends and stakeholders of the Society, alongside staging a vote in our Biology Week annual poll to find out the UK's favourite tree.

The World of Biology and Female Role Models

University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

An interactive session with female role models, exploring how biology is integral to other STEM disciplines.

Biology Week at the British School of Milan

British School of Milan, Milan, Italy

Students at the British School of Milan will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events and competitions.

Biology Week at Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Students at Blenheim High School will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events.

Girls in Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

A chance for girls aged 9-15 to learn more about biology from PhD students and research scientists.

Wallace’s Line and the biogeographical contrasts between South East Asian and Australasian Rain Forest

Armagh County Museum, Armagh

Lecture on the contrasts between South East Asian and Australasian Rain Forests, organised by our Northern Ireland branch.

Cat Got Your Brain?

Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth

Learn more about the symptoms and diagnosis of the common bacterial disease Toxoplasmosis with Professor Edward Guy.

Scientist in your Classroom

Across the UK

Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) online, from the comfort of your classroom or assembly hall, to give your students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist.

Biology for Food and Nutrition Security Radio Programme

A radio programme discussing food and nutrition security.

BioArtAttack Competition at Millais School

Millais School, Horsham

Students at Millais School will participate in the RSB BioArtAttack competition during Biology Week.

Teacher and Farmer Conference

Sparsholt College, Winchester

A chance for teachers to learn how the environment can be used as a stimulus for effective learning.

Animal CSI with the Royal Veterinary College

Royal Institution, London

Learn more about veterinary pathology with the Royal Veterinary College.

Celebrating Cake and Craft in STEM

University of York, York

Come and meet like-minded individuals applying their STEM talents to the art of baking and crafts.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

The Coils of the Spring: Resilience and Inspirations from Ecosystems

Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wrexham

A talk by Dr David Skydmore exploring the complex nature of ecosystems, and how the growth and form of trees can provide messages about how human systems can be managed. self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Moulton College Big Biology Day

Moulton College, Northampton

Moulton College are hosting a day of interesting activities to showcase the biosciences for Biology Week.

Meet a Scientist

The Francis Crick Institute, London

What is life in the lab really like? Find out from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute.

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BW Thursday 8

 

RSB Annual Awards 2017

The Hatton, Hatton Garden, London

We'll be celebrating the winners of our Photography Competition, our Science Communication Award, and those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Society and the biosciences community.

RSB School Competitions Launch

Join us as we launch the Biology Challenge and the British Biology Olympiad for 2018!

Biology Week at the British School of Milan

British School of Milan, Milan, Italy

Students at the British School of Milan will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events and competitions.

What WILL we be eating?

Corsley Reading Room, Wiltshire

Join Professor Nigel Brown and Corsley Women's Institute for a discussion about the future of food.

Biology @ STEM Hub Lectures

STEM Hub, Plymouth

Discover some of the amazing biology work taking place in and around Plymouth with STEM Hub!

Biology Week at Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Students at Blenheim High School will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events.

Girls in Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

A chance for girls aged 9-15 to learn more about biology from PhD students and research scientists.

Shining a Light on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Cellar Bar, Sidmouth

Join Professor John Kelly for a presentation on the development of new drugs for Chagas disease.

Vote for the winner of #biobakes

Vote for your favourite entry in the #biobakes annual competition.

Biology for Food and Nutrition Security

Port Harcourt Polytechnic, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

A series of lectures, exhibitions and activities exploring food and nutrition security.

BioArtAttack Competition at Millais School

Millais School, Horsham

Students at Millais School will participate in the RSB BioArtAttack competition during Biology Week.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Smallpox - eradication with a purpose

Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury

A lecture given by Professor Gareth Williams, emeritus professor of Medicine at the University of Bristol.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

Celebrate Biology Week with free poster downloads from BIOZONE

BW Friday 13

 

#iamabiologist Twitter campaign

UK and worldwide

Celebrate the diverse and exciting world of biology by joining in our #iamabiologist Twitter campaign.

Physiology Friday

UK and worldwide

Come together with members of The Physiological Society to help showcase the important and amazing world of human and animal bodies through outreach and public engagement activities.

Environmental Microbiology Lecture 2017

1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

A free Society of Applied Microbiology event on vaccines for a 21st century society. Hear from Professor Rino Rappuoli, chief scientist & head of external research and development at GlaxoSmithKline vaccines.

The Physiological Society Wikipedia Editathon

Hodgkin Huxley House, London

Create and improve the Wikipedia biographies of interesting and inspiring physiologists at this free event with The Physiological Society.

Biology Week at the British School of Milan

British School of Milan, Milan, Italy

Students at the British School of Milan will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events and competitions.

Biology Week at Blenheim High School

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Students at Blenheim High School will be taking part in a week of fun biology-themed events.

Girls in Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

A chance for girls aged 9-15 to learn more about biology from PhD students and research scientists.

Scientist in your Classroom

Across the UK

Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) online, from the comfort of your classroom or assembly hall, to give your students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist.

Vote for the winner of #biobakes

Vote for your favourite entry in the #biobakes annual competition.

BioArtAttack Competition at Millais School

Millais School, Horsham

Students at Millais School will participate in the RSB BioArtAttack competition during Biology Week.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Disappearing wildlife? Technology to the rescue!

Royal Institution, London

Learn about the amazing technology being used to monitor wildlife worldwide.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

Celebrate Biology Week with free poster downloads from BIOZONE

BW Saturday 14

 

Bioscience Careers Day

King's College London

The flagship event for biosciences undergraduates. There will be talks from experts in the field, interview workshops, employer exhibitions, networking opportunities and a chance to get a head start in finding that perfect graduate job.

Big Biology Day

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

Get hands on with biology at this year’s Big Biology Day in Cambridge. Microscopes, owl pellets, dissections, molecules and cells, live animals and lots more, with scientists on hand to answer all your questions. New to this year is also our biology careers fair, so you can find out more about how to get started in the biosciences sector.

Organopoly: play and learn about the wonders of the human body

Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge

What makes up a human body? What are the names of the different organs and what are their functions? What is good and bad for the body? Find out answers to all of these questions whilst playing Organopoly, an interactive and eye-catching educational game that introduces children and adults alike to human biology.

Biology Outreach Programme for Malaysian Primary School Children

Johur Bahru, Malaysia

A biology outreach event aiming to nurture children's interest in biology.

Saturday of Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

A chance for kids to learn about the research taking place at Aarhus University.

Girls in Science

Aarhus University, Denmark

A chance for girls aged 9-15 to learn more about biology from PhD students and research scientists.

Meet the Seabird Scientists

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

Meet the seabird experts from the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science to hear all about their work, why they do it, and the problems faced by our seabirds.

Biology on our Doorstep

Lower Peover Primary School, Cheshire

A celebration of local biodiversity, part of ECO-FEST 2017. 

Disgusting Digestion

Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham

Discover the human digestive system at this family-friendly show.

Why Our Brains Love Sugar

Cellar Bar. Sidmouth

Join Dr Craig Beall to learn about the effects of sugar on our brains.

Big Biology Day at Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent

A mini science festival with biology at its heart.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

University of Edinburgh, Midlothian

Learn more about the work of Easter Bush Campus with fun, interactive activities.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

Celebrate Biology Week with free poster downloads from BIOZONE

BW Sunday 15

Disgusting Digestion

Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham

Discover the human digestive system at this family-friendly show.

British Naturalists' Association visit Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury

Join the British Naturalists' Association to see the beautiful autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Nature and Science Trail

Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie.

Real Life Monsters

W5, Belfast

Are you brave enough to face the deadliest of creatures? Find out in this exciting, family-friendly show.

Free BIOZONE Poster Downloads

Celebrate Biology Week with free poster downloads from BIOZONE

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