Biology second most popular subject with more than 60,000 students receiving A levels
More than 60,000 students received an A level in biology today, making it the second most popular A level.
IBO 2017: hundreds of students take part in the biggest biology competition in the UK
Over 250 students traveled from 64 countries to take place in the world's largest biology competition, organised by the Royal Society of Biology.
LeSPAR responds to BMJ publication on antibiotic course duration
The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (LeSPAR) has responded to the publication of a BMJ article by Professor Martin Llewelyn and colleagues on antibiotic course duration.
World’s largest Biology Olympiad comes to the UK
Over 250 young biologists from 67 countries will be arriving in the UK to compete in this year’s International Biology Olympiad, organised in part by the Royal Society of Biology.
The Royal Society of Biology welcomes Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP as the new Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee
Rt Hon Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, has been elected as the next chair of the Science and Technology Committee, succeeding Stephen Metcalfe MP.
Hundreds of gifted students and biology teachers honoured at this year’s Education Awards Ceremony
Hundreds of outstanding pupils were recognised for their competition success at this year’s Education Awards Ceremony, which took place at the IET London: Savoy Place on Friday 7th July.
Over 5,600 students take part in this year’s Intermediate Biology Olympiad
A record 5,667 students participated in this year's Intermediate Biology Olympiad, the second year the competition has been run by the Society.
Biology teacher Leah McClure receives secondary school teacher of the year award
Leah McClure, a secondary school biology teacher at Colton Hills Community School, Wolverhampton, has been recognised for her outstanding and inspiring work.
Links Day 2017: Jo Johnson stresses Government commitment to science and announces funding for nuclear fusion project
The biggest science policy event in the Parliamentary calendar heard from Jo Johnson MP that the UK Government will continue to underwrite the Joint European Torus (JET) project post Brexit.
RSB offers primary teachers in London free online training
The Royal Society of Biology is offering free access to our Gopher Science Lab online training course, through funding from The Worshipful Company of Horners.
RSB Members and Fellows feature in 2017 Birthday Honours list
A number of Fellows and Members of the RSB have been recognised in the latest Birthday Honours announcement.
RSB responds to the formation of the new Government
The formation of the new Government by the Conservative Party with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party is now underway.
RSB writes to major party leaders ahead of the general election
Ahead of next week’s general election, the Royal Society of Biology has written to major party leaders on the importance of science in the UK.
RSB pledges its support for a new initiative to empower technicians
The Royal Society of Biology has pledged its support for a new initiative to ensure greater visibility, recognition and support for technicians in higher education.
Latest version of allergy tracking app Britain Breathing app is now available
The 2017 version of the free #BritainBreathing app is now available to download for members of the public to track their allergy symptoms, as part of a UK wide citizen science project.
RSB Member Organisations come together to discuss equality and diversity in biosciences
Senior staff members from many of our Membership Organisations (MOs) came together at this year’s twilight event to discuss equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) across scientific communities.
RSB announces the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year
Dr Ian Turner, from the University of Derby, has been recognised for his outstanding and innovative teaching styles that look to bring pantomime into the lecture theatre.
RSB AGM draws record numbers as five new Council members are appointed
More than one hundred members of the RSB attended this year’s Annual General Meeting to oversee the appointment of five new Council members and the announcement of the next RSB President.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow announced as next RSB President
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow is to succeed Professor Dame Jean Thomas as President of the Society from May 2018.
40,000 students participate in this year's Biology Challenge
A record 40,000 students took part in the Biology Challenge this year, surpassing the record set in 2015 when 35,000 students sat the biology competition ran by the Society.
RSB addresses Members of Parliament standing for re-election
Ahead of the General Election, Dr Mark Downs FRSB has sent a letter on behalf of the Royal Society of Biology to all Members of Parliament who are planning to stand for re-election, highlighting the importance of science.
A new RSB branch launches down under
A group of members in Australia and New Zealand have officially launched an Australasia branch of the Society.
16 universities receive Accreditation in recognition of their outstanding biosciences degree programmes
16 universities will be awarded Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology in recognition of the high standards of education provided by their undergraduate or postgraduate bioscience degree programmes.
Ten young biologists to receive travel grant funding from the RSB
Ten young biologists have received travel grants from the Royal Society of Biology to help support them in overseas research projects and field courses.
RSB and the Biochemical Society launch new journal to tackle biology’s hot topics
The first issue of Emerging Topics in Life Science, a new journal jointly owned by the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society, has been published.