Annual General Meeting 2024
The Annual General Meeting 2024 will take place on Wednesday 8th May, and will include a Charter Lecture by Professor Dame Melanie Welham FRSB, Trustee of the RSB Council, and presentation of the Trustees' Report and Accounts.
Members from all grades are welcome to attend the AGM, but only those members at grades MRSB and above are entitled to vote. Up to two representatives from each Member Organisation of the Society can attend the AGM. Only Full Member Organisations may vote and only one representative is entitled to vote.
Members at grades MRSB and above who are unable to attend will be able to vote by proxy through mySociety. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is now open via mySociety – please note voting on the day will only be open to eligible members and member organisations who are able to attend in person.
We have two Council vacancies for one new member to be elected to each of the Colleges of Individual Members and Organisational members. These appointments will be confirmed at our AGM.
The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences and supports diversity in all areas of work. We encourage members from all backgrounds and skillsets to apply and recognise that a diverse RSB Council is best placed to deliver on our charitable aims and objectives.
Nominating a Council Member
Individual members at the MRSB or FRSB grade are able to nominate someone for Council membership using this form. Nominees must be (or be prepared to become) a member of the RSB. A supporting statement of no more than 200 words explaining how the nominee meets the requirements for an RSB trustee is required, alongside the support of five current members at the MRSB or FRSB grade.
If it is difficult for you to find five members to support your nomination, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and asking for assistance in identifying appropriate support.
Full organisational members are able to nominate someone for Council membership using this form. Nominees must be (or be prepared to become) a member of the RSB. A supporting statement of no more than 200 words explaining how the nominee meets the requirements for an RSB trustee is required, alongside the support of two current full organisational members.
If it is difficult for you to find two member organisations to support your nomination, please let us know by emailing email@example.com and asking for assistance in identifying appropriate support.
All nomination forms and personal statements must be received by 10:00 on Thursday 21 March 2024. They should be emailed to Dr Mark Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org
For any AGM queries, please contact email@example.com
Annual General Meeting 2023
The Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 10th May at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
The AGM Charter Lecture was delivered by Fiona Fox OBE Hon FRSB, chief executive of the Science Media Centre, and entitled 'Fighting misinformation - using our trusted voice to good effect'.
Annual General Meeting 2022
The 2022 RSB Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 18th May from 11:00-14:00 BST at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A IPL. The AGM included a Charter Lecture, delivered by RSB Trustee Dr Suzy Moody MRSB, entitled Celebrating diversity: the joys of being a zebra among horses. The meeting also included a presentation of the Trustee's Report and Accounts, and succession of the new Society President, Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS FRSB.
Download accounts (48 pages) of the Society for the year October 2020-September 2021, which was approved in the AGM. Draft minutes will be available soon and will be formally approved at the AGM in 2023.
Annual General Meeting 2021
The 2021 RSB Annual General Meeting was held online on Wednesday 19th May, from 11:00-13:00 BST on Zoom.
The AGM included a Charter Lecture, delivered by Professor Stefan Przyborski FRSB, RSB Trustee and professor of cell technology in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University, entitled Bioengineering Human Tissues in the Laboratory. There was also a presentation of the Trustee's Report and Accounts, and announcement of the RSB President-elect.
Draft minutes were formally approved at the AGM in 2022.
Annual General Meeting 2020
Over 150 members and representatives from Member Organisations attended last year's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24th September. The virtual meeting included a Charter Lecture by Dr Jacqui Piner CBiol FRSB, presentation of the Trustee’s Report and Accounts and election of new Trustees to the RSB Council.
Draft minutes are available to download and were formally approved at the AGM in 2021.