Welcome to the regional pages for Wessex. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.
Upcoming branch events
Monday 22 March, 19:30-21:00
A lecture titled ‘The evolution of mammals; what teeth tell us about our earliest ancestors' given by Dr Neil Gostling of Southampton University.
Past branch events
Visit the reports section to find out about past events the branch have run.
Visit the Wessex branch Facebook page for more branch news.
Chair: Dr Hilary Otter FRSB
Secretary: Dr Rebecca Topley MRSB (co-opted)
Treasurer: Dr Michael Hill CBiol FRSB (co-opted)
Members: Dr Liz Evesham CBiol FRSB; Dr Phil Richardson CBiol CSci MRSB
Please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have held a number of successful events over the last three years and have tried to spread them over our vast region (Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and Wiltshire). As part of our vision, Wessex aim to get more involved with education, promoting biology into schools and universities through volunteers giving talks and hosting local award ceremonies for the popular British Biology Olympiad.
Thank you for all your support in the past few years and we hope to see you at some of our events in the future.
Meet the committee
Hilary Otter FRSB CBiol
Hilary has taught biology at secondary and 6th form colleges for the past 20 years. In that time, she has been a head of science and is currently head of biology at St Swithun's School, Winchester. She obtained a zoology degree and went on to do research into invertebrate nervous system, during which time she gained a PhD and taught a large number of undergraduates. Hilary's particular interest is in engaging school age students. She is particularly keen to introduce them to the wide range of applications that the biological sciences have in the 21st century. Hilary also writes peer reviews for the Association for Science Education and has been a member of the Royal Society of Biology for 30 years.