Physiology Friday 2015

We're pleased to announce that the next Physiology Friday will be taking place on Friday 16 October! Run as part of the annual Biology Week celebrations, Physiology Friday is a day set aside by The Society to celebrate physiology in particular and the research physiologists do. 

We would like to invite everyone to join us in this celebration and run an activity for students, colleagues or members of the public. Any kind of activity (whether it be a school visit, seminar, or even a bake sale) would be welcome, as long as it showcases physiology in some way. 

Depending on the audience, Members can apply for funding from our Outreach grants or as part of a Departmental Seminar Scheme. Please note that the deadline for Outreach grant applications relating to activities for Physiology Friday is 20 September.

We're also happy to promote any activities taking place on Physiology Friday. If you would like to list your activity on this page, please email the venue, time, date and a short description to

Tweet about your activities #PhysiologyFriday


Looking for some great activties for Biology Week and Physiology Friday!? Look no further! 

Competition: Bio-Bodies Bake Off!  

It’s time to get your flans in order, don’t bite off more than you can choux, because its time again, for the Bio-Bodies Bake Off!  

After the success of our cake decorating competition in 2014, we’ve brought it back for 2015! We are challenging you to produce a bake, savoury or sweet, representing physiology, the science of how your body works, for your chance to win some exciting prizes!

For more information click here. 

Click here for the public vote! 

Public Lecture: Extreme Threats - Mike Tipton

GL Brown Prize Lecture

4pm, Friday 16 October, Physiology Friday
Hodgkin Huxley House, 30 Farringdon Lane, EC1R 3AW 

Mike Tipton will be making a day trip from his Extreme Environments Laboratory in Portsmouth to join The Physiological Society for our Physiology Friday celebrations! His lecture ‘Extreme Threats’ will discuss threats to our survival, their origins, consequences and ways humankind can triumph over them. 

Can’t make it to the event? This lecture will be live streamed – details to follow. 

This event is Free, however registration is required.



Univeristy College Cork - Physiology Friday celebration! 



Join the Reaction Ruler Experiment!  

How quick are your reactions? Why not get involved in our reaction ruler experiment! Throughout the year, we have been travelling around the country testing people's reaction speeds and finding out what happens to them as we age. Join the experiment here and help us bulk up our data! You can use a normal ruler, or email, for your very own special edition PhySoc ruler! Don't forget to add your results to our graph! Tweet your photos to @ThePhySoc





Teacher-tested science lessons!

If you're a teacher or Member looking for some physiology activities for your school students, you may be interested in the lessons hand-picked by the American Physiological Society for PhUn Week, their annual week-long celebration of Physiology. Why not test them out as part of your Physiology Friday activities? You can find them here.   

Hold a quiz!

You can find some fun quizzes for schools, university students, and for a pub quiz on the Royal Society of Biology's organise an event page covering a whole range of biological topics!