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Welcome to the regional pages for Yorkshire. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.

Upcoming branch events

Monday 6 September, 19:30-20:45

The return of otters to the Peak District

An online talk from Dr Deborah Dawson and Dr Douglas Ross on the re-emergence of otters in the Peak District following their disappearance from the area in the 1970s.

Monday 11 October, 19:00-20:30

Meet the RSB Yorkshire branch committee

Learn about the diversity of career paths within the biosciences in this online discussion with the RSB Yorkshire branch committee.

Past branch events

Visit the reports section to find out about past events the branch have run.

Social media

Visit the Yorkshire branch Facebook page or Twitter feed for more branch news.

Our members

Visit the branch map and branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members (Dated January 2020).

AGM minutes

Download AGM minutes from November 2018 and November 2019, and our most recent AGM held in November 2020.


Chair: Dr Lynda Partridge FRSB
Vice Chair: Professor Val Randall CBiol FRSB
Secretary: Ben Stevenson MRSB
Treasurer: Professor Graham Bonwick CBiol FRSB

Members: Christopher Collins CBiol MRSB, Dr Danae Dodge MRSB, Dr Emma Jones MRSB, Dr Richard Reece-Jones CBiol FRSB, Dr Tayyebeh Vafaee MRSB, Dr Fiona Real MRSB, Emma Jennings MRSB, Dr Martin Walker MRSB, Dr Louise Robson FRSB, Beth Webb MRSB, Dr Sohan Jheeta FRSB, and Sara Booth-Card MRSB.

Contact details

Please get in touch by emailing us at

Join us

If you would like to join the committee, find out what it involves and send a quick application to

The Yorkshire region prides itself as leading in many aspects of the biological sciences with about 120 bioscience related businesses employing more than 10,000 people. Pharmaceuticals, biomedics, plant and chemical regulation, environmental protection, forensics, biological detection, taxonomy, food preparation and safety, agriculture, fisheries. Many world class university departments support the science and these businesses. Indeed the breadth of biology is limitless in Yorkshire.