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Biology Week

Updated Monday, 28th September 2020

Celebrate all the biosciences during the Royal Society Biology Week 2020, running over nine days from 3rd - 11th October. 

3rd to 11th October is Biology Week , the Royal Society of Biology’s celebration of the biosciences. The Society has a number of events planned throughout the week. Find one that interests you here. You can also follow events from the Biology Qualification Team by following us on Twitter (@Biology_OU).

Biology is the study of life, from humans to fungi and everything in between. To celebrate Biology Week we have complied a range of resources covering different aspects of biology for you to explore and enjoy.

Did you know?

Our biology programmes R58 BSc (Hons) Biology and Q64 BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology) have been awarded interim accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology.

Royal Society of Biology logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Royal Society of Biology Degree accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology acknowledges academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates have met defined learning outcomes, including gaining substantial research experience.

From the very big to the very small

Biologists study everything from the behavior of elephants; some of the planet's largest creatures, to the smallest organisms and tiniest cells in our bodies. Find out more with these articles, interactives, videos and free courses.

The big...

and the small...

Some of the smallest organisms on the planet are the bacteria that cause disease.

The cells in our bodies are too small to see but using microscopes we can see them in amazing detail.

The study of us

One of the most popular areas of biology is human biology, the study of us! If you’d like to learn more, we've got free courses and articles.

How you were made...

A healthy diet...

Most of us are aware of the effect diet can have on our health. Indeed obesity represents a significant health problem.

Where can biology take you?

Discover top tips from experts in biology and get a feel for whether studying biology (and an eventual career in the field) is for you.

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