Women in STEMM are still at a disadvantage compared to men
Research commissioned by a group of organisations, including the Royal Society of Biology, has found that women working in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) still experience significant career challenges compared to men.
RSB launches new online training portal myLearning
The Royal Society of Biology has launched a brand new online training portal, offering courses to suit all interests and competencies, from enthusiastic biologists to professionals working in the biosciences.
Royal Society of Biology: bioscience priorities for Brexit
With the triggering of Article 50 today and the formal start of the process of UK withdrawal from the EU, it is useful to reflect on the ongoing work the RSB is doing to ensure the best outcomes for biology and the biosciences community from the forthcoming negotiations.
British Biology Olympiad 2017 finalists announced
The 16 finalists for the 2017 British Biology Olympiad have been announced this week, in anticipation of this year’s international final, taking place right here in the UK.
RSB celebrates British Science Week with Gopher Science Lab workshop
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) held a science workshop in collaboration with Stanwell School, in Penarth, Wales, to celebrate British Science Week and the upcoming launch of RSB’s brand new Gopher Science Lab resources.
RSB responds to Stephen Metcalfe's science priorities for Brexit statement
The Royal Society of Biology responded today to the latest report on science priorities for Brexit, by Stephen Metcalfe MP, chair of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.
Students and young scientists put MPs in the hot seat at this year's Voice of the Future
Science minister Jo Johnson and a range of other political figures were quizzed by young scientists on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, gene editing, research funding, STEM careers, post-truth politics and space exploration during the Society’s Voice of the Future event yesterday.
Biologist wins top Westminster Medal at this year's STEM for Britain
Lauren McNeill, a PhD researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, has come first in a competition of more than 200 young scientists in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her biology research, walking away with the coveted Westminster Medal.
The Royal Society of Biology responds to the Spring Budget 2017
The Royal Society of Biology responds to today’s Spring Budget announcement, including the commitment to support more STEM PhD and fellowships, and investing in a stronger technical workforce.
Government convenes High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit
Professor Sir John Holman is representing the Council for Mathematical Sciences, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry as a member of the Government’s High Level Stakeholder Working Group on EU Exit, Universities, Research and Innovation.
RSB celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Royal Society of Biology would like to highlight the work of three of our members and Fellows.
Society responds to inquiry on the STEM skills gap
The Science and Technology Select Committee recently launched an inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, after receiving repeated evidence that the UK is facing a STEM skills shortage. The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) welcomed the Committee's inquiry and submitted a response earlier this month, which has now been published.
Finalists for Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award announced
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Gretton, Professor Kevin Moffat and Dr Ian Turner have been shortlisted for the 2017 Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award.
Chief executive of UKRI appointed
Sir Mark Walport was announced today as the chief executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The Science Minister, Jo Johnson, made the announcement.
North Western branch 'bioblitz' earns green award
An RSB-funded 'bioblitz' has helped a Lancashire country park win a Green Flag Award for innovation.
School Biology Teacher of the Year Shortlist Announced
The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the three teachers shortlisted for the 2017 School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.
PM highlights science and innovation success among objectives for Brexit negotiations
Today the Prime Minister set out the Government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU.
RSB Fellows recognised in New Year Honours
Biologists working in fields as diverse as plant science, genetics, virology, environmental science, cell biology and research ethics have been recognised in the New Year Honours List.
Invisible air pollution becoming harder to detect
Air pollution causes millions of premature deaths globally. Unlike the thick London smogs of the mid twentieth century, today's air pollution episodes have become ‘more invisible’ and are less obvious to those affected, according to experts gathered at a Royal Society of Biology event on Tuesday.
UK school students remain above international average in science
Yesterday the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for 2015.
Cabinet Office drops anti-lobbying clause for universities and charities
Today the Cabinet Office has announced new standards in Government grants that withdraw from the ‘anti-advocacy clause’ proposed earlier this year.
New techniques and practices needed for future food security
At a special event this week, food experts from research and industry discussed how our menus might change in 50 years’ time.
RSB magazine editor picks up prize for The Biologist
The Biologist’s editor Tom Ireland MRSB has been honoured at the Scottish Magazine Awards.
RSB meets Minister to discuss environmental science and conservation after leaving EU
Government Minister Robin Walker met with the Royal Society of Biology and other scientific, conservation and wildlife charities at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) this week to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Brexit for environmental science and conservation.
Hedgehog Wins Favourite UK Mammal Poll
The hedgehog has been voted the Favourite UK Mammal with a huge majority in the Royal Society of Biology’s public vote.