Education & Outreach


The Society supports teaching and learning in physiology within schools, universities and beyond. Our educational activities aim to inspire an interest in physiology, encourage learning and support career progression at all levels.

The Society’s bespoke website, Understanding Life, has been developed for those teaching physiology to 11-19-year-olds, and our policy work aims to ensure physiology remains engaging and relevant in the classroom.

The Society is also committed to supporting physiology in Higher Education. We organise workshops that facilitate the sharing of best practice, and through our policy work, we aim to develop a positive environment where physiology can be taught.

We are now a Partner of the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC), which is a digital repository of over 7,000 life science education materials and managed by the American Physiological Society.


The Society supports Outreach and Public Engagement activities that raise the awareness, understanding and appreciation of physiology. Through our activities we aim to develop a dialogue between The Society and public audiences, making physiology relevant by understanding the issues which are at the forefront of the public’s mind. Through this we can strengthen positive attitudes about science and perhaps inspire the next generation of physiologists.

We are continually looking for ways to engage with new audiences through a range of Society and Member led activities, from schools outreach, public events, lectures and exhibitions, to Society presence at Science festivals around the country. We also offer support to both Members and non-members wishing to engage with the public on physiology through our Outreach and Public Engagement Grant Schemes. Please see our useful links if you're thinking about getting involved, or contact