Today the Society of Biology will be at the opening of the Cheltenham Science Festival, manning a stand with hands on activities related to 'mini-beasts'.
The Society of Biology’s response to the question of whether organic farming and GM crops can co-exist has been published in the Guardian.
At the Annual General Meeting today the Society of Biology officially welcomed the incoming president, Professor Dame Jean Thomas, and said farewell and thank you to Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the first president of the Society of Biology.
The Society of Biology is proud to announce the launch of the Nancy Rothwell Award, a competition aiming to celebrate specimen drawing in schools and highlight the benefits of links between science and art.
The Society of Biology is one of over 70 bioscience organisations which signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. The Concordat commits its signatories to enhance their communication about their use of animals.
For the first time, three female presidents lead the Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics. On 13th May 2014 this will be celebrated by the presidents coming together at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester.
Yesterday the Society of Biology website was recognised at the MemCom Awards 2014 gaining a Highly Commended prize.
The Society's biological education journal has appointed a new editor. Ian Kinchin FSB, head of the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, will take over as editor of the Journal of Biological Education officially from today.
Four learned societies today issued a joint statement regarding the UK pharmaceutical industry.
The Campaign for Science and Engineering, with support from the Society of Biology and other organisations, has commissioned an investigation into the economic significance of public investment in science.
A record 32,500 school students have taken part in the Society of Biology’s 2014 Biology Challenge competition, collectively answering over four million questions.
The Society’s Heritage Lottery Fund supported project focusing on the heritage of biology has launched a poll to find the top 10 biologists who have changed the world.
Five new members have been appointed to the Council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) by the Minister for Universities and Science Rt Hon David Willetts. Of these five, three are Fellows of the Society of Biology.
Dr Nick Freestone from Kingston University was announced last week as the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony on the 8th April held at the 2014 Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) Spring Meeting, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire.
The Society of Biology welcomes the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee's report on international STEM students.
As Ofqual announces the separation of marks for practical science from core A level grades, a leading partnership of scientific societies including the Society of Biology, SCORE, has expressed its disappointment and concern.
In January, a record 5,057 students took part in the first round of the British Biology Olympiad.
The Society of Biology held the latest in its Policy Lates series on 1st April. The topic of discussion was the precautionary principle, the issues surrounding it, and how it may best be changed for future use.
On 28th March the Society hosted a joint workshop aimed at improving the status and valuation of teaching in higher education. Along with the partner organisations, the Society co-signed a letter to The Guardian highlighting the disparity between how universities value teaching compared to research.
Today the Ofqual Board is due to confirm a selection of A level reforms, and the Society of Biology has co-signed a letter to The Times. SCORE, a partnership of leading scientific societies, has written to 'implore' Ofqual not to separate practical marks from core A level science grades.
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The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts today defended the Coalition's record on science funding, science education and skills shortages in the face of questions from young scientists and engineers.
Findings from the 2014 Public Attitudes to Science survey reveal a more positive perception than was found two years ago. This is the fifth in a series of studies looking at the UK public’s attitudes to science, scientists and science policy.