As you may be aware, the Society of Biology, holds an annual celebration of biology through a range of public engagement activities. This year, biology week 2012 will run from 13th-19th October.
The purpose of biology week 2012 is to give a everyone a chance to learn more about biology across the country. You do not have to be a member of Society of Biology to take part, anyone that wishes to share their passion for biology through events (including debates, field trips, demonstrations) is welcomed to propose an activity.
If you are already planning to organise an event for biology week 2012 please do let Becca Edwards know (firstname.lastname@example.org/01202 961206) so we can spread the word.
Alternatively, if you would like to organise an event that could be included as part of biology week 2012, please get in-touch! We can help you explore ideas about what you could do, help you source any necessary funding and provide event co-ordination support. Again, please contact Becca to discuss further.
Given the fantastic research that we have here at BU, it would be great to see an event (or several!) being held here as part of biology week 2012
If you are looking for some inspiration, some events that are already scheduled to take place include:
- A debate event held jointly with and at the Linnean Society on Monday 15th October – ‘Do we need pandas? Choosing which species to save’
- An awards ceremony on Tuesday 16th October for the photography competition and science communication awards.
- A Biology Week launch event in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 17th October.
- A late-night opening at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC Lates) on Thursday 18th October.
- A record attempt of the world’s largest memory game at 2:30pm on Friday 19th October
Further information about biology week 2012 can be found here