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The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) formed from the merger of the Institute of Biology and the Biosciences Federation and launched as the Society of Biology on 1st October 2009. Our celebratory 10 Year Anniversary programme will contribute to our vision of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.

Read about our aims, our activities programme and our sponsorship opportunities.

| The aims of our anniversary year of activities are to highlight:

 

Biology – to celebrate the success of biology and achievements in biological discovery
Impact of the RSB – how we have advanced biological interest, education, professional development and policy in the last 10 years
Achievements – as the voice for biology
Membership – how we bring individuals and organisations together to achieve our vision and support diversity and equality in the life sciences for all
Membership benefits – as field leaders, evolving to meet the needs of the bioscience sector
Future goals – how we inspire our members and the public in the wonders of biology through our communications and engagement and what we want to achieve in the next 10 years


Sponsorship Opportunities Support our year's activities

Anniversary Sponsor

£25,000, one available | Sponsor the year and be the exclusive headline sponsor of our Gala

  • Branding and collateral at all events, on resources and digital content (where appropriate)
  • Complimentary places at all anniversary events
  • The Gala Dinner table sponsor package
  • 2 additional tickets for top table seats at the Gala Dinner with Sir David Attenborough
  • Supply a branded table gift of your choice at the Gala Dinner (for 250 guests)
  • Contact details of the Big Biology Day grant recipients for exhibition opportunities
  • Delegate packs and inserts at our Pioneers of Biology events (where appropriate)
  • Two full-page and two half-page adverts in The Biologist magazine (which has a readership of 22,500)
  • Joint social media campaign (TBC - Twitter - 43,000 followers, Facebook - 18,000 follows, LinkedIn - 13,000)

Anniversary Partner

£10,000 | Partner with us on the year’s programme and attend our Gala Dinner

  • Branding and collateral at selected events, on resources and digital content (where appropriate)
  • Complimentary places at select events
  • The Gala Dinner table sponsor package
  • Contact details of the Big Biology Day grant recipients for exhibition opportunities
  • Delegate packs and inserts at our Pioneers of Biology events (where appropriate)
  • One full page and one half-page advert in The Biologist magazine (readership of 22,500)

Anniversary Supporter

£5,000 | Support the year’s programme of activities

  • Branding and collateral at selected events, on resources and digital content (where appropriate)
  • Complimentary places at select events
  • Contact details of the Big Biology Day grant recipients for exhibition opportunities

Support a specific anniversary event or activity

 

Anniversary Gala Dinner | Tuesday 3 March 2020, London

A three-course dinner and drinks reception to mark 10 years since the launch of the Royal Society of Biology. The event will bring together the biosciences and our diverse membership in celebration of our achievements in the last decade.

There is a unique opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers including Honorary Fellow Sir David Attenborough, who will be presented with our first Life Time Achievement award. Attending the event will also enable your guests to build connections for future collaborations – all within the spectacular Science Museum in London.

£2,500 Table Sponsor, limited number | Host a table to show your support for the biosciences

  • 10 tickets to the Gala reception and dinner
  • Branding on the RSB’s anniversary microsite alongside promotion of the Gala Dinner
  • A ½ page entry in the event programme
  • The opportunity to choose a subject specific name for your table
  • Contribute to concessionary tickets for students and early career researchers to allow for greater accessibility
  • Influence the artwork that will be displayed in the exhibition area depicting favourite biological discoveries or achievements over the last 10 years (TBC)

£4,000 Entertainment Sponsor, one available | Guest entertainment for a celebratory evening

  • Branding on the RSB’s anniversary microsite alongside promotion of the Gala Dinner
  • Dedicated thank you posts on RSB social media
  • Donate a raffle prize | Fundraising at the Gala Dinner to support the RSB’s charitable aims
  • Acknowledgement of your organisation on the raffle webpage, anniversary microsite and in the programme
  • Dedicated thank you posts on RSB social media

Pioneers of Biology Talk Series | 2020, UK

This series of six events throughout the anniversary year will celebrate bioscientists and their achievements in different locations around the UK, covering a breadth of topics from discoveries to techniques. The events will engage a range of audiences, from specialists in the related field to the general public.

The chosen individual’s story as well as current research in the field will be shared through an inspiring talk, followed by a networking reception for building future connections and enhancing community development. A commemorative blue plaque will also be installed to raise awareness of the region’s heritage and to remain as a legacy of the series.

£2,000, six available | Support a talk to promote biological discoveries and leave a legacy

  • Logo on the blue plaque, alongside the RSB’s, as a legacy of the partnership and of the event
  • A short keynote address at the event
  • Opportunity to suggest speakers for the event
  • Complimentary event tickets (or reduced price tickets for your members if you are a current Member Organisation of the RSB)
  • Promotion of your relevant (in accordance with the theme of the event) educational resources on the anniversary microsite as a free, downloadable activity for use in schools
  • Your organisation’s logo on the RSB’s anniversary microsite alongside promotion of the Biology Changing the World event
  • Dedicated thank you posts to your organisation on relevant RSB social media posts
  • On the day branding at the event e.g. pop up banners, logo on event programme, if applicable

Big Biology Day Grant | 2020, UK

These festivals will look to foster a sense of community and bring together a number of organisations under one roof to inspire interest in the biosciences, by showcasing it in fun and stimulating ways.

£500, 10 available | Support this grant and contribute to bioscience outreach and engagement

  • Your organisation’s logo on the RSB’s anniversary microsite alongside promotion of Big Biology Days
  • Dedicated thank you posts to your organisation on relevant RSB social media posts
  • Contact details of the Big Biology Day grant recipients for exhibition opportunities

| Our programme of activities are categorised into our four strategic plan strands

 

EVOLVE

We will continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our membership and the biosciences, to support growth in the sector

  • Digital Campaigns to showcase the RSB’s impact over the last decade and attract new members
  • Anniversary Gala Dinner celebrating the biosciences through our members

INFLUENCE

Our unified voice secures positive outcomes for the bioscience community by influencing science policy, education, and the perception of the biosciences

  • Online Highlights of key science and education policy responses for the public
  • Biology Curriculum Framework Launch Event to celebrate our contribution in this important area

INSPIRE

We inspire interest in bioscience and the natural world by communicating the true value of biology and inspiring the next generation of bioscientists

  • Biology Changing the World a series of regional talks, blue plaque unveilings and networking receptions
  • Big Biology Day Grant 10 outreach festivals around the UK

SUPPORT

We support and develop a skilled workforce of biologists throughout their careers to advance the biological sciences

  • Citizen Science Grant for a public awareness campaign supported by a scientific lead
  • Careers Q&A Sessions for bioscientists at all stages of their career

Contact

All packages exclude VAT. To discuss bespoke packages, contact Shameema Haque, our dedicated anniversary project officer, at shameema.haque@rsb.org.uk or 020 3925 3442.

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