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We've got an action packed week planned for this year's Biology Week!

Find out what events are taking place near you, or let us know if you're running an event and we can add it to our calendar and events page.

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UK wide

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.

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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?


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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.

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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 wildflower.


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RSB Annual Awards 2017

etc.venues (Hatton Garden)

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.


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Physiology Friday

Across the UK

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.


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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

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.