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Welcome to the regional pages for North Western. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.

Upcoming branch events

The branch are running a series of outdoor workshops on the collection, identification and recording of different groups. All workshops will take place from 10:00-16:00, at Wyre Estuary Country Park.

Wednesday 22 June, Identification of Freshwater Invertebrates

Saturday 23 July, Identification of Crustacea 

Past branch events and recordings

Visit the reports section to find out about past events the branch have run.

You an also visit the Royal Society of Biology YouTube channel to find recordings of recent online talks, the North Western branch Ecology for All series and a training video on taking high quality macro images of small invertebrates.

Social media

Visit the North Western branch Twitter feed and Facebook page for more branch news.

Our members

Visit the branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members (Dated January 2022).

AGM minutes

The minutes from the 2020 North Western branch AGM can be downloaded.


Chair: Michael Clapham FRSB
Elisabeth Green CBiol MRSB
Honorary Treasurer: Dr Geoffrey Holroyd MRSB

Members: Dr David Wareing MRSB, Dr Alan Bedford CBiol MRSB, Dr Philip Day FRSB, Janet Preece CBiol MRSB, Jean Wilson MBE CBiol FRSB, Caroline Sharples MRSB, Liam Blacklock MRSB, Alice Kirkpatrick MRSB

Join us

The North Western branch are currently recruiting for new committee members! Why not check out what it involves and send a quick application to

Contact details

Please get in touch by emailing us at