Tagged With: Biology Week
As we start to plan Biology Week 2013 here at the Society of Biology we take inspiration from some of the successes of 2012. Here Nick O’Connor, a teacher at Highcliffe School, describes his A level field course in Dorset The Year 13 A level Biologists spent a superb 3 days along the Jurassic Coast … Continue reading
by Zara Gladman, Society of Biology Mid-way through Biology Week we held a launch night in Parliament, to highlight the importance of biology to decision-makers. The climax of the evening was our very own ‘Save a Species’ election. Six candidates – each representing a different endangered species – did their best to persuade the guests that … Continue reading
by Rebecca Nesbit, Press Officer, Society of Biology Panda conservation is not ‘greenwash’ read the headline of BBC Nature’s thought-provoking write-up of the Biology Week debate ‘should we save the panda’. This referred to the evening’s extensive discussion about the use (and misuse) of pandas in conservation PR. Whether or not you think it is … Continue reading
By Rebecca Nesbit, Society of Biology As this blog goes live, a record attempt is taking place for the world’s largest memory game. This is the climax of Biology Week and involves hundreds of children and adults. It is designed to be fun, but also has a serious side, collecting data for Professor Bruce Hood … Continue reading
Excitement is rising here in Charles Darwin House as we prepare for our first ever Biology Week. Taking place from 13th – 19th October, the week features everything from dolphin science to neuroscience, and we’re keen for as many people as possible to get involved.
An update from Katy Ordidge, from CABI, UCL, who is asking for wacky ideas of what to put in an MRI scanner It was 7pm on a Saturday night, and Holly and I were putting a cockroach into the scanner… Earlier in the week, we had taken delivery of a cockroach, and PhD students Tom … Continue reading
In honour of the Biology Week competition calling for ideas of objects to put in an MRI scanner, here is a guest blog from Katy Ordidge. Firstly, let me introduce myself… My name is Katy Ordidge and I am a second year PhD student working in UCL’s Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI). We are … Continue reading