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RSB runs exclusive tour of the woodland BIFoR FACE facility

Last week the Royal Society of Biology provided members and their guests with an exclusive guided tour around the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) FACE facility. This research centre is the second Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment facility worldwide and the only one in the Northern Hemisphere.

RSB relieved by completion of Horizon Europe deal

RSB is relieved to see the agreement for an association with Horizon Europe post-Brexit to come to fruition. This is something we, as an organisation, have pushed for, due to its importance for UK science and the UK’s global standing.

2022 national statistics on the use of animals in science released

The Home Office has released the statistics for animal use in science in Great Britain for 2022, with data showing that the total number of procedures was down almost 10% compared to 2021. Overall animal research activity is at its lowest level since 2002. This could reflect a combination of factors, from a shift in research priorities and funding to an increasing focus on the use of non-animal alternatives.

Dr Andy Love receives School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

Dr Andy Love, a Professional Tutor at Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre, Reading, has won this year's RSB School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.

New Government Chief Scientific Advisor receives RSB Honorary Fellowship

The Royal Society of Biology welcomes recently appointed Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), Professor Dame Angela McLean DBE as an Honorary Fellow (Hon FRSB), in recognition of her work on mathematical models that aid our understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents.

RSB sends letter to Qualifications Wales in response to decision report on new GCSEs in Wales

On Wednesday 28 June, Qualifications Wales published their decisions regarding new
qualifications in the sciences for Wales.

Policymakers and scientists come together for Parliamentary Links Day 2023

This year's Parliamentary Links Day was a huge success with a packed room at the House of Commons. MPs, representatives from scientific organisations and those related to parliamentary science policy convened to discuss science and economic development.

RSB members and Fellows feature in 2023 Birthday Honours list

A number of Fellows and members of the Royal Society of Biology have been recognised in the King’s first Birthday Honours announcement.

Experts at Plant Health Conference discuss the future of worldwide plant health

Over 100 UK plant scientists gathered last week for the Royal Society of Biology Plant Health Conference 2023, which offered a day full of keynotes and discussions from a range of experts, covering cutting-edge research and potential approaches to improve plant health worldwide.

The RSB welcomes more investment in the life sciences

The Royal Society Biology welcomes the new plans for bioscience investment, following the Chancellor’s recent announcement of the multi-faceted ‘Life Sci for Growth’, which brings together 10 different policies.