With the triggering of Article 50 today and the formal start of the process of UK withdrawal from the EU, it is useful to reflect on the ongoing work the RSB is doing to ensure the best outcomes for biology and the biosciences community from the forthcoming negotiations.
The 16 finalists for the 2017 British Biology Olympiad have been announced this week, in anticipation of this year’s international final, taking place right here in the UK.
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) held a science workshop in collaboration with Stanwell School, in Penarth, Wales, to celebrate British Science Week and the upcoming launch of RSB’s brand new Gopher Science Lab resources.
The Royal Society of Biology responded today to the latest report on science priorities for Brexit, by Stephen Metcalfe MP, chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.
Science minister Jo Johnson and a range of other political figures were quizzed by young scientists on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, gene editing, research funding, STEM careers, post-truth politics and space exploration during the Society’s Voice of the Future event yesterday.
Lauren McNeill, a PhD researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, has come first in a competition of more than 200 young scientists in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her biology research, walking away with the coveted Westminster Medal.
The Royal Society of Biology responds to today’s Spring Budget announcement, including the commitment to support more STEM PhD and fellowships, and investing in a stronger technical workforce.
Professor Sir John Holman is representing the Council for Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry as a member of the Government’s High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation.
The Royal Society of Biology would like to highlight the work of three of our members and Fellows.
The Science and Technology Select Committee recently launched an inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, after receiving repeated evidence that the UK is facing a STEM skills shortage. The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) welcomed the Committee's inquiry and submitted a response earlier this month, which has now been published.