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

Upcoming branch events

Friday 5 February, 19:00-20:00

Virtual Quiz - Biology in the Movies: Monsters, Heroes and Bugs

Join the branch for their tenth monthly virtual quiz, to test your biology knowledge on all things related to this month's quiz theme.

Saturday 13 February, 16:00-17:30

Darwin Festival: Unnatural Selection

Author and artist Katrina van Grouw will give the 2021 Shrewsbury Darwin Festival talk: Unnatural Selection.


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

Social media

Visit the West Midlands branch Twitter page or Instagram page for more branch news.

Our members

Visit the branch map and branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members (Dated January 2020).


Chair: Dr Jill Johnson MRSB
Vice Chair:
Dr Sue Howarth CBiol FRSB
Lesley Payne CBiol MRSB
External Communication Secretary:
Lesley Payne CBiol MRSB
Meetings Secretary: Amelia Lakin AMRSB
Student Engagement Coordinator:
Dr Phillip Young FRSB
Events Coordinators: Dr Caroline Day CBiol FRSB, Dr Patricia Esteban MRSB, Dr Daniel Franklin MRSB, Ben Glover, Laura Guest AMRSB, Dr Luisa Orsini MRSB.
Honorary consultant: Norma Broadbridge MBE FRSB


Download the branch annual report as presented at the AGM in November 2020 and read the 2019 minutes.

Contact details

Please get in touch by emailing us at

Meet your some of your West Midlands' Committee

WMRSB committee 2017-18

From left to right: Lesley Payne (Treasurer), Janine Taylor (until July 2018), Norma Broadbridge MBE (Event Coordinator), Elisha Zadok (until Nov 2019), Dr Jill Johnson (Chair), Dr Sue Howarth (Vice Chair), Dr Caroline Day (Event Coordinator) and Tara Lancaster (until Nov 2018).