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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.

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.