2017 International Biology Olympiad – Video from Awards Dinner

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) hosted the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) at the University of Warwick last week, which saw 250 students from 64 countries compete in practical and theory examinations. The event was held between 23-30 July 2017. 

The video below gives a flavour of the many activities that took place during the week, which included a cultural evening, a traditional UK sports day, a ‘Zombie Science’ science communication show, a trip to Warwick castle and a science ceilidh.

The UK team of four were awarded 2 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold medal at the awards ceremony which took place during a lavish closing dinner on Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

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Allergy Talk at Vinings

Come and hear our Flyer V. 2resident specialists talk about aspects of allergy on the 6 June 2017 at 6.30pm.

The talk will discuss the many things that can trigger the range of symptoms associated with allergy to natural approaches to combating and managing the problem. The talk will be given by Martina Cowen, a nutritionist and Yaso Shan, a medical herbalist. Both practitioners are based at Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath.

Further details can be found here: Sick of Allergy

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Centella Skincare Products now available from the Macrobiotic Shop

Centella Skincare products are now available from the Macrobiotic Shop, the first online macrobiotic shop in the UK!  They stock a range of exclusively macrobiotic quality foods, healthcare and skincare products to help you stay happy, healthy and balance your mind, body & soul. All their products are hand-picked for their integrity and merit in promoting health and well-being. Take a look: 

https://www.macrobioticshop.co.uk/ and https://www.macrobioticshop.co.uk/Skin-Care-Hair-Care

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Royal Society of Biology responds to inquiry on the STEM skills gap

The Science and Technology Select Committee recently launched an inquiry into closing the STEM skills gap, after receiving repeated evidence that the UK is facing a STEM skills shortage. The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) welcomed the Committee’s inquiry and submitted a response earlier this month, which has now been published.

The Society’s response highlighted some of the key issues around uptake of STEM careers, as well as projects that are currently being undertaken in the bioscience sector that are working to address the skills gap.

You can read the full response here: RSB response to STEM skills gap 2017

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