Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street


The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Royal Society of Biology represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations.

Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.

Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.

Our mission is to be the unifying voice for biology, to facilitate the promotion of new discoveries in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage the wider public with our work.

The Royal Society of Biology is a registered charity (No. 277981) and is incorporated by Royal Charter


  • Vocal: we act as the voice for biology
  • Inclusive: we support diversity and equality in the life sciences for all
  • Uniting: we bring together individuals and organisations to achieve our vision
  • Leading: we lead the field in our areas of work with a proactive and honest approach
  • Evolving: we respond and develop our resources to meet the evolving needs of the sector
  • Advancing: we advance biology interest, education, professional development and policy through our dedicated staff and volunteers
  • Inspiring: we aim to inspire our members and the public in the wonders of biology through our communication and engagement.


Charles Darwin House

Charles Darwin House Conference Centre
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU

Telephone: +44 (0)207 685 2400

Charles Darwin House is the home of five charitable societies active in the Biosciences (The Biochemical Society, Society of Biology, British Ecological Society, Society of Experimental Biology and the Society for General Microbiology) and a London hub for the subject. As well it houses a newly built conference centre which boasts a state of the art lecture theatre seating up to 130, a collection of smaller meeting rooms and breakout areas…


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