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Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 science policy highlights – haymeadows in Transylvania

Laura Bellingan, the Society of Biology’s head of policy, looks back on her trip to Transylvania to visit senior policy advisor Barbara Knowles. Barbara has worked to protect Romanian haymeadows and communicate about science, with her Motor Neurone Disease as no barrier. Looking back over the year a large number of policy relevant stories and … Continue reading »

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How to sketch the hind leg of a honeybee

In advance of the Society of Biology training course she is giving in March, Wildlife and Natural History artist Cath Hodsman shares tips on accurate insect drawing.  I paint and sketch all wildlife but my main specialism is entomology. I seek to get as much detail in my work as possible in order to pay … Continue reading »

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Making evidence make news

In advance of the Society of Biology’s Introduction to the media course, press officer Rebecca Nesbit looks at the role of scientists in the media. ‘Making evidence make news’ is the tagline of the new Education Media Centre, which opened in London this week. This struck me as exactly what the scientific community as a … Continue reading »

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A student’s first experience of animals in research

James Iremonger is a second year Cell and Molecular Biology student at Heriot Watt University, with interests in nutrition and neuroscience.  As a winner of the Society of Biology Animals in Research essay competition, I was given the opportunity to complete the Home Office Modular 1-4 courses, provided by Learning Curve. The course, held at … Continue reading »

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