This year there has been an increase in the entries for science, additional science and for biology at GCSE. There has been an increase in the numbers of students achieving A* grades in biology up 0.1% to 13.3% of all candidates.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A and AS level results on Thursday.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Journal of Biological Education, editor Professor Ian Kinchin CBiol FRSB has put together a Virtual Special Issue highlighting some of the incredible research published in the journal over the past 50 years.
The Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society are pleased to announce that Colin Kleanthous, professor of microbial biochemistry at The University of Oxford has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the brand new journal Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, coming in 2017.
Four of the UK’s most gifted pre-university students won medals at the 27th International Biology Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam last week.
This morning the Home Office released the annual statistics of scientific procedures on living animals in 2015.
Rob Walker from High Tunstall College of Science, Hartlepool, has won the Secondary School Biology Teacher of the Year Award 2016. The Royal Society of Biology award seeks to identify and recognise the very best and most inspiring biology teachers in 11-18 education in the UK.
Flying ants often seem to appear on the same day in different locations in the UK – flying ant day. However, last year the long warm summer led to several waves of flying ants. How will this year's frequent rain and slow-to-start summer affect them?
Today a report advising ministers to bring about a ‘fundamental shift’ in technical education in England has been published by the Independent Panel on Technical Education.
Science and universities minister Jo Johnson has addressed the science community just days after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB, chief executive of the Royal Society of Biology comments on the UK decision to leave the European Union.
Plant health inspectors will now be able to gain recognition as part of a new professional register from the Royal Society of Biology.
An extensive review of the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) led by Lord Jim O’Neill has concluded by setting out a plan to prevent medicine ‘being cast back into the dark ages’ and requiring investment of $30 billion dollars.
Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS Hon FRSB, inventor of DNA fingerprinting, shared his inspiring story with Dr Alison Woollard FRSB and an audience of over 300 people at a special fundraising event for the Royal Society of Biology at the Science Museum in London last night.
The Royal Society of Biology has elected two new members to positions on Council at its Annual General Meeting.
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) has launched a framework to support academics looking to progress on a teaching focused pathway.
Dr Katharine Hubbard, from the University of Hull, has won the Royal Society of Biology’s prestigious Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2016.
The Royal Society of Biology would like congratulate several of our Fellows who have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
The Royal Society of Biology joins the family and friends of Dr Barbara Knowles in sadness at her death and in celebrating her life.
Thanks to generous funding from the Welsh Government’s National Science Academy, the Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce that it is developing a free online training module for teachers in Wales to support their continuing professional development.
Researchers have been rightly worried by the prospect that from 1st May a clause in Government grants would make it extremely difficult for them to engage with policy making and advice.
The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published today the results of its enquiry into EU membership and UK science. The Royal Society of Biology welcomes publication of this timely report which helps to shed light on the complex and important relationship between EU membership and UK science.
One hundred and ninety six degree programmes at 20 universities have been formally awarded Degree Accreditation or Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology at the 2016 awards ceremony.
Sir Paul Nurse has written a special commentary on science education to celebrate the 50th anniversary issue of the Journal of Biological Education, released this week.