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Images depicting effects of climate change chosen for RSB’s Photography Competition

The Royal Society of Biology has announced the winners of this year’s Photography Competition, with two amateur photographers named as Photographer and Young Photographer of the Year.

Magnificent mushrooms, slimy snails, and a handsome heron feature in RSB’s 2023 BioArtAttack 2D competition

The winning entries for this year’s BioArtAttack 2D competition (formally known as the Nancy Rothwell Award) have been announced, with an array of colourful and detailed artistic pieces depicting many different species.

RSB’s Apprentices of the Year celebrated

Two apprentices have been recognised as exceptional in their fields as part of the RSB’s Apprentice of the Year award.

PCAG publish report on the future for the primary science curriculum

The Primary Curriculum Advisory Group (PCAG) to the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, and the Association for Science Education, have produced their ‘Framework for a Future Primary Science Curriculum’ report.

Science bodies reaffirm commitment to inclusivity

The Royal Society of Chemistry, British Science Association, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Biology and Science Council have issued a joint statement.

RSB hosts first NCI event on Biodiversity Net Gain

RSB hosted the first event of a new series from the Natural Capital Initiative (NCI), which is a partnership between three leading scientific organisations in the UK: the Royal Society of Biology, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the James Hutton Institute.

Learned Societies meet the Science Minister

The Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics CEOs met Science Minister George Freeman last week, to discuss the role of the Learned Societies in shaping and driving forward the UK’s science agenda.

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.