Inspiring interest in bioscience and the natural world is a key part of what we do. Through our events, outreach work, competitions and publications, we help communicate the true value of biology and inspire the next generation of biologists.
Our activities stimulate important conversations about biology and how it can help in responding to the major challenges facing the planet. Our work also aims to challenge the stereotypes of science and scientists, and tackle barriers to inclusion in scientific subjects.
The RSB runs a varied and impactful calendar of outreach and engagement events, supporting activities at fairs, museums, street festivals, exhibitions and beyond to spread the word about biology. Our branches run inspiring events in each region of the UK and, increasingly, overseas.
News of our work and our members’ work reaches millions of people a year via our digital communication channels, and our flagship publication The Biologist has been chronicling the best of bioscience for over 65 years.
These activities culminate in our annual celebration of the life sciences, Biology Week, when our work to inspire as many people as possible intensifies during seven days of biology-themed events, activities and campaigns.
We aim to:
- Increase the number of events during Biology Week by 50%, reaching 150 Biology Week events worldwide by 2021
- Develop a programme celebrating the RSB's 10th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of our Royal Charter with a lasting impact for science, running from October 2019 to September 2020
- Increase the number of new readers visiting The Biologist online by 50% by 2020, helping inspire greater interest in the breadth of biology and the work of the RSB.
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