Former UK IBO team member wins University Challenge
Earlier this week Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, won this year’s University Challenge. The team was captained by Anthony Martinelli, a former competitor in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO).
Plant science conference kicks off
Leading UK plant scientists are gathering in Shropshire today for a two day discussion of the latest advances in research and policy making.
Top young biologists to represent the UK
The Society of Biology and the volunteers of UK Biology Competitions are pleased to announce the four students selected to represent the UK at the International Biology Olympiad in Denmark this summer.
Society elects members to Chartered Science Teacher register
The Society of Biology is delighted to elect its first applicants on to the Chartered Science Teacher register.
Society launches Degree Accreditation
The Society of Biology has launched Degree Accreditation. This follows from the existing Advanced Accreditation, which introduced a skills profile for bioscience graduates entering research-based roles.
Plaque celebrating Sir Anthony Carlisle unveiled in Stillington
On Saturday 21st March a plaque celebrating Sir Anthony Carlisle, legendary Georgian surgeon, was unveiled in the village garden in Stillington.
Science and the budget: challenges remain
Yesterday, George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, announced his final Budget before the election.
Twenty students reach final of national biology competition
Twenty pupils from around the UK have been selected to compete for a place in the national team at the International Biology Olympiad.
Plaque celebrating JBS Haldane unveiled in Oxford
A plaque celebrating JBS Haldane, a leading scientist of the 20th century, was unveiled by the Society of Biology today at his old school in Oxford.
Plaque celebrating IVF pioneers unveiled in Oldham
A plaque celebrating Patrick Steptoe, Sir Robert Edwards and Jean Purdy, who developed IVF leading to the world’s first test-tube baby, was unveiled today at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham.
Plaque celebrating Dorothy Hodgkin unveiled in Suffolk
A plaque celebrating Dorothy Hodgkin, the UK's only woman to win a scientific Nobel Prize, was unveiled today by the Society of Biology at Sir John Leman High School in Suffolk.
Six parties debate at Science and the General Election
Representatives from six of the UK’s main political parties clashed today over how immigration, tuition fees and fiscal policy were affecting science in a unique pre-election debate organised by the Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community.
Fossil researcher takes gold for biology display in Parliament
Dean Lomax, 25, a palaeontologist at The University of Manchester, won the gold award at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of his biological research, walking away with a £3,000 prize.
Plaque celebrating Fred Sanger unveiled in Cambridge
On Saturday 7th March a plaque celebrating Fred Sanger, the father of DNA sequencing, was unveiled at his former home in Cambridge.
Young scientists quiz MPs and Ministers at Voice of the Future 2015
Science Minister Greg Clark and other senior scientific figures faced a raft of questions on UK science from young scientists today at the Society of Biology’s fourth Voice of the Future event.
Plaque celebrating Hodgkin and Huxley unveiled in Plymouth
This morning a plaque celebrating Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Andrew Huxley, who put electrodes into squid to further understanding of our nervous system, was unveiled by the Society of Biology at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth.
Kew needs secure long term funding finds new report
The Government’s financial management of Kew Gardens is a recipe for failure, the Science and Technology Committee has warned in a new report.
No direct assessment of practical skills in Ofqual's new GCSE science exams
Today Ofqual have announced new principles for assessment of practical work in GCSE science qualifications for September 2016 onwards.
Plaque celebrating Dame Honor Fell unveiled in Oxford
Today a plaque celebrating Dame Honor Fell, ‘one of the leading biologists of the 20th century’, who made major contributions to our understanding of rheumatoid arthritis, was unveiled by the Society of Biology at Wychwood School, Oxford.
Parliamentary report identifies major flaws in EU regulation of GM crops
A report published today by the Science and Technology Committee identifies three major flaws in EU regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops.
Plaque celebrating Richard Owen unveiled in Lancaster
Today a plaque celebrating Sir Richard Owen, inventor of the word ‘dinosaur’, was unveiled by the Society of Biology at Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
UK becomes first nation to legalise three-person IVF
The Society of Biology supports the introduction of regulations which will facilitate treatment while carefully monitoring outcomes.
Plaque celebrating Dolly the sheep unveiled in Edinburgh
A plaque celebrating Dolly the sheep, and the team who created her, was unveiled by the Society of Biology today at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Record number of schools take part in British Biology Olympiad
A record 6,189 students from 582 schools took part in the British Biology Olympiad (BBO) this year, compared to 5,057 students from 492 schools in 2014.
Sir David Attenborough: The earth is in biological turmoil
Sir David Attenborough Hon FSB has spoken to the Society of Biology about the current ‘huge ecological and biological turmoil faced by the Earth’.