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 Sat6

 

  West Midlands branch: Apple Orchard Visit | 14:30-16:00

  Orchards off Bitell Farm Road, Alvechurch, Worcestershire

  Visit an apple orchard with many unusual varieties - plus picking, juicing and tasting

  Carlingford Lough Marine BioBlitz: Dive with Seasearch | 09:00-19:00

  Cloughmore Centre, 60 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3DQ

  Boat dives with Seasearch exploring marine wildlife around Carlingford Lough

  Nurturing Nature: Feeding Wild Birds at Tatton Park | 11:00-12:00

  Tatton Park, Mereheath Drive, Knutsford WA16 6QN

  A lecture presented by director of Nurturing Nature George Pilkington on feeding wild birds

  Nurturing Nature: Composting at Tatton Park | 13:00-14:00

  Tatton Park, Mereheath Drive, Knutsford WA16 6QN

  A lecture presented by director of Nurturing Nature George Pilkington on composting

  Sidmouth Science Festival: The Happy Brain | 14:00

  Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG

  A talk from neuroscientist Dr Dean Burnett  on the fundamentals of happiness

  UK Fungus Day | All day

  Nationwide events run by the British Mycological Society and associated groups  

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Sunday 7 October

  Kent, Surrey and Sussex branch: Examination of macrofungi | 11:00-13:00

  The Chantries GU4 8AD

  Guided walk through to find and identify the mushrooms, toadstools and wood rotting fungi

  North Western branch: From Source to Sea...Part 2 | 10:30-16:00

  Village Hall Car Park, St Michaels on the River Wyre PR3 0UA

  River Wyre development walk with Science Officers of the Wyre Rivers Trust

  Carlingford Lough Marine BioBlitz: Explore the Shoreline | 09:00-19:00

  Cloughmore Centre, 60 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3DQ

  A day of free talks, teaching and shoreline BioBlitz exploring marine wildlife

  The Biologic Church | 10:00-13:00

  The Redeemed Christian Church of God, 6 Dixon Way, Lincoln LN6 7DD

  Explore what the church has to do with antibiotic resistance from Dr Omololu Fagunwa

  UK Fungus Day | All day

  Nationwide events run by the British Mycological Society and associated groups

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Monday 8 October

  Biosciences for All - Paving Pathways for Diversity | 18:00-21:00

  Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU

  A free Policy Lates on supporting an inclusive and accessible biosciences environment

  Members' Reception - Northern Ireland | 18:00-20:00

  Hastings Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP

  A free informal reception for members hosted by RSB chief executive Dr Mark Downs

  Yorkshire branch: Plant Pest Detectives | 09:00-11:00

  Acomb Primary School, W Bank, York YO24 4ES

  North Yorkshire primary school students become plant pest detectives

  Biology Q&A in the pub (Regional Grant Scheme) | 19:00-23:00

  The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade, Westbury, Wilts BA13 4AN

  A question and answer session for local people interested in various aspects of biology

  Scientist in your Classroom | 9:00-16:30

  Online via Skype

  A free online chat giving students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist

  Synthetic Glycobiology | 9:00-17:00

  Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ

  A Royal Society scientific meeting on synthetic glycobiology

  Principles of Pruning | 10:30-15:30

  The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

  Join experts at the Yorkshire Arboretum to learn the best techniques for pruning

  DNA Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  Book a school visit for a fun practical DNA Workshop

  Sidmouth Science Festival: Fungus Foray | 10:00

  Peak Hill Car Park, Sidmouth EX10 0NN

  A fungus identification walk as part of Sidmouth Science Festival

  Easy to be Green | 11:00-15:00

  The Life Sciences Building, Biological Sciences, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ

  A sustainability event for staff and students celebrating all things green including various stalls

  Dead Kings and DNA | 17:30

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  A talk led by Professor Turi King on the DNA analysis of King Richard III

  ChatSci | 18:30-20:30

  Harry's Southside, 42-44 Buccleuch St, Edinburgh EH8 9LP

  Chat about science in a fun and accessible way, encouraging discussion and collaboration

  Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola Rd, Rumuchita 500272, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  A week of events on Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Tuesday 9 October

  Artificial intelligence - can AI save the world? | 19:00-20:30

  The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

  Find out about the science of artificial intelligence from a panel of experts

  West Midlands branch: Annual Charter Lecture on genome editing | 19:00-21:00

  Great Hall at Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET

  The 2018 Annual Charter Lecture will feature Dr David Nagel, an expert on genome editing

  Wessex branch: AGM & Clinical genomics lecture | 18:30-21:00

  Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

  A bioethical debate of genomic technology: its uses today and advances in the future

  Yorkshire branch: Plant Pest Detectives | 09:00-11:00

  Huby Primary School, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1HX

  North Yorkshire primary school students become plant pest detectives

  Scientist in your Classroom | 9:00-16:30

  Online via Skype

  A free online chat giving students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist

  Synthetic Glycobiology | 9:00-17:00

  Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ

  A Royal Society scientific meeting on synthetic glycobiology

  DNA Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  Book a school visit for a fun practical DNA Workshop

  Landscape Photography Walk | 10:00-17:30

  The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

  Explore the landscape of the Yorkshire Arboretum through the lens

  Garth Hill College: Biology Party | 09:00-15:00

  Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell RG42 2AD

  A biology party in science club to ignite excitement and passion for biology

  USW: Research Project Photography Contest | All day

  Online via twitter

  Vote for the winners of the University of South Wales student photography competition

  Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola Rd, Rumuchita 500272, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  A week of events on Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower| All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Wednesday 10 October

  Parliamentary Reception 2018 | 19:00-22:00

  Churchill Room, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA

  A celebration of biology in the House of Commons in partnership with BBSRC

  Member's Ballot - Parliamentary Reception 2018 | 19:00-22:00

  Churchill Room, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA

  An opportunity for AMRSB, MRSB and FRSB grade members to attend the reception

  Northern Ireland branch: Beneficial Insects | 20:00-21:30

  Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, Armagh BT61 9BE

  A lecture by Dr Archie Murchie on the secrets insects might hold for our future

  Scientist in your Classroom | 9:00-16:30

  Online via Skype

  A free online chat giving students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist

  Where Could a Biology A-Level Take You? | 10:00-16:00

  Newcastle University and Great North Museum Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

  Taking students beyond biology to show the array of degrees that involve a biological aspect

  DNA Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  Book a school visit for a fun practical DNA Workshop

  Fungi Walk at Bedgebury National Pinetum | 10:00-13:00

  Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SJ

  Learn more about fungi with Bryan Bullen of the Kent Wildlife Trust

  Sidmouth Science Festival: Multiple Sclerosis | 15:00-15:50

  Parish Church, Sidmouth EX10 8LG

  Professor Paul Eggleton will discuss the challenge of finding a cure for multiple sclerosis

  Focus on Agritech: Bioladies Network Event | 18:00-21:00

  Malet Place Engineering Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

  An evening packed with interesting people, useful information and networking

  The Living City: How biology is woven into the fabric of Dundee | 19:00-20:30

  Verdant Works, West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT

  Meet an Edwardian scientist and discover how biology is woven into the fabric of Dundee

  Galapagos Day 2018 | 19:00-22:00

  Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

  Galapagos Conservation Trust hosts an evening on lectures on conservation breakthroughs

  Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola Rd, Rumuchita 500272, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  A week of events on Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  USW: Research Project Photography Contest | All day

  Online via twitter

  Vote for the winners of the University of South Wales student photography competition

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Thursday 11 October

  Annual Awards 2018 | 18:00-21:30

  The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT

  The annual awards celebrates the achievement of our members and bioscience enthusiasts

  Members Ballot - Annual Awards 2018 | 18:00-21:30

  The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT

  An opportunity for AMRSB, MRSB and FRSB grade members to attend the Annual Awards

  Biology Q&A in the pub (Regional Grant Scheme) | 19:00-23:00

  The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade, Westbury, Wilts BA13 4AN

  A question and answer session for local people interested in various aspects of biology

  Scientist in your Classroom | 9:00-16:30

  Online via Skype

  A free online chat giving students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist

  Garth Hill College: Biological Models | 09:00-15:00

  Garth Hill College, Bull Road, Bracknell RG42 2AD

  A biological model-building competition for students of Garth Hill college

  DNA Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  Book a school visit for a fun practical DNA Workshop

  USW: Histology Workshop | 13:00-18:00

  University of South Wales, Glyntaff, Pontypridd CF37 4BD

  A workshop for USW students to develop tissue staining and slide preparation skills

  The importance of diversity in STEM | 14:00-15:00

  Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ

  Chi Onwurah MP will talk about the opportunities and challenges of diversity

  Urban trees of tomorrow - which are they and how to find them? | 19:15-21:00

  The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY

  The benefits of urban trees are well known - but which species are most suitable?

  Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola Rd, Rumuchita 500272, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  A week of events on Biology for Food and Health in a Changing Environment

  USW: Research Project Photography Contest | All day

  Online via twitter

  Vote for the winners of the University of South Wales student photography competition

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Friday 12 October

  #iamabiologist | All day

  Online

  Take part in this social media campaign where biologists take over twitter

  Physiology Friday | All day

  The Physiological Society present a day of events including BioBakes 2018

  Yorkshire branch: Plant Pest Detectives | 09:00-11:00

  Hertford Vale Primary School, Ings Lane, Staxton, Scarborough YO12 4SS

  North Yorkshire primary school students become plant pest detectives

  Scientist in your Classroom | 9:00-16:30

  Online via Skype

  A free online chat giving students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist

  DNA Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester LE1 5DB

  Book a school visit for a fun practical DNA Workshop

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Saturday 13 October

  Cambridge Big Biology Day | 10:00-16:00

  Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge CB2 8PE

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

  Staffordshire Big Biology Day | 10:00-16:00

  Staffordshire University Science Centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF

  Fun and educational activities and demonstrations for all ages

  North Wales branch: Discovering RSPB Conwy nature reserve | 10:30-16:00

  RSPB Conwy Reserve by A55 Junction 18, LL31 9XZ

  Guided walks and lectures on RSPB Conwy reserve

  Scotland branch: Symposium on Genome Editing/CRISPR and AGM | 11:00-13:30

  The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Campus, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG

  Symposium on Genome Editing/CRISPR, its applications and ethical considerations

  North Western branch: Art and Science Photo Workshop | 10:00-16:00

  Lake District

  Fun and informative photographic day in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District

  BioBlitz Showcase, Inspiring Citizen Science (Regional Grant Scheme) | 11:00-16:00

  WI Hall, Parsonage Road, Newton Ferrers, Devon PL8 1AT

  Talks and displays showcasing the species identified during the Yealm BioBlitz

  Me You and The Superbugs (Regional Grant Scheme) | 11:00-16:00

  Shepherd Specialist Hospital, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin Lagos, Nigeria

  A public engagement event to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance in Nigeria

  Easter Bush Campus Open Day | 11:00-16:00

  The Roslin Institute & Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Midlothian EH25 9RG

  Look behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute, Veterinary Teaching Building and more

  The Power of Placebo: Dr You | 10:00-14:30

  Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

  An interactive workshop exploring the mechanisms and evidence for placebos

  Fungi Foray at Sherwood Pines | 11:00-15:30

  Sherwood Pines, Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottingham NG21 9JL

  Join expert Dr Patrick Harding on a day's talk and walk on fungi.

  Sidmouth Science Festival: Super Science Saturday | 10:30-17:00

  Sidmouth town centre, Sidmouth EX10 8NG

  Talks, activities and demos throughout the day in Sidmouth town centre for all the family.

  The Power of Placebo Effect | 16:00-18:00

  Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

  A panel discussion unpicking the relationships between brain, mind and our ability to heal

  Biology Week Poll: Vote for the UK's Favourite Flower | All day

  Cast your vote to determine the UK's favourite flower, and check out resources for schools

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

Sunday 14 October

  Discovery Bay | 10:00-16:00

  Education Room, Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA

  Become a Bayologist and get involved with a day of life sciences activities for all ages

  The Biologic Church | 11:00-14:00

  Hope Connection, Victoria Garrage, Albert Street, Huddersfield HD1 3PJ

  Explore what the church has to do with antibiotic resistance from Dr Omololu Fagunwa

  Biology Week Poll closes | Midnight

  Your last chance to vote for the UK's favourite flower!

  Biology Week in schools | All day

  Discover resources for teaching, ideas for events and quizzes developed by the RSB 

  BIOZONE posters, quizzes and teaching materials | All day

  Downloadable resources for classrooms and interested groups to support learning

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