Around 300,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected their A level results today. Biology continues to be the third most popular subject behind only mathematics and english.
A levels in science look set to be a major victim as sixth form colleges across England face Government funding cuts which could fundamentally risk their survival.
Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary has announced.
Insects are vital for human life on earth but they are often overlooked. The Royal Society of Biology has launched a poll to discover the UK’s favourite insect.
The Royal Society of Biology has joined with 23 other leading UK institutions to call on national governments to take immediate action in order to avert the serious risks posed by climate change.
The Society welcomes the Home Office recognition that the new Psychoactive Substances Bill should be so drafted as to ensure it does not place barriers in the way of bona fide research.
Four UK students have been awarded medals at the International Biology Olympiad in Denmark.
The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport has called for a change in the way science is taught and the way scientific careers are perceived.
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO), which brings together winners of National Biology Olympiads from over 60 countries, will be held in the UK in 2017.
Dr Paul Weeks from Oxford High School has won the 2015 Secondary School Biology Teacher of the Year Award. The Society of Biology award recognises outstanding biology teaching inside and outside of the classroom.
The Academy of Medical Sciences, along with the Society of Biology and other organisations have written to the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to highlight concerns over unintended but damaging consequences for medical research of the Psychoactive Substances Bill.
Last night researchers, business leaders and policy makers came together to discuss the valuation and stewardship of our natural capital at the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI) ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ summit report launch.
The newly appointed Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP has said that developing collaboration between academia and business will be among his main priorities during the next parliament.
Five distinguished Fellows and members of the Society of Biology have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, announced on Monday.
Yesterday, the EU Commission replied to the "Stop Vivisection" European Citizens' Initiative, rejecting their proposal to ban animal research in the EU. In a fourteen page long response, the EU Commission lists current initiatives and sets out a number of further actions that the Commission will take to speed up the development of valid alternative approaches.
The Society of Biology raised nearly £20,000 to support its charitable aims last night, as Sir David Attenborough captivated an audience of nearly 500 guests at the Science Museum in London.
Recently, the EU Commission endorsed Commissioner Moedas' recommendation to set up a mechanism for the “best possible evidence-based policy”, coordinated by a group of high-level independent scientists and an in house Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) group.
Today botanic gardens, research labs, schools, museums and farms are opening their doors to the public for the third Fascination of Plants Day.
We are delighted to announce that the Society of Biology has been given permission to become the Royal Society of Biology.
Reacting to the UK General Election, Dr Mark Downs FSB, chief executive of the Society of Biology said:
“The shear scale of change in this election is a significant challenge for many. The science community will have to work even harder to ensure that new parliamentarians understand the critical role science...
The Stop Vivisection European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is calling on the European Commission to repeal European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and to ban all research using animals.
Professor Dominic Wells FSB, Chair of the Animal Science Group, a special interest group of the Society of Biology, spoke today in support of the Directive.
The Society of Biology has awarded nine travel grants so that budding biologists can undertake important study abroad.
Dr Mark Clements from the University of Westminster, has won the Society of Biology’s prestigious Higher Education Biosciences Teacher of the Year Award 2015.
The Society of Biology has put together documents to highlight resources to support practical work at A level in England and Wales.