Public engagement toolkit 

In collaboration with Science Communicator Sai Pathmanathan and three of our members Lizzie Hill, Lydia Hanna and Soraya Meftah we have put together two hands on activities for you to download and use at your own public engagement events! They come with instructions and resources and you don’t need to be an expert in the science of sleep to run them. 

There is also a template board game available for download should you wish to adapt this activity for your own research. 

Download The Race to Sleep kit (includes the template board game)

The Race to Sleep

Download The Circadian Body Clock kit

The Circadian Body Clock

Lambeth Country Show

We are looking for volunteers to help us out with an outreach stall at Lambeth Country Show on both Saturday the 21st and Sunday 22nd July. We will be running the activities from our public engagement toolkit. If you are interested in helping please get in touch by emailing outreach@physoc.org.

Physiology Friday – Friday 12 October 2018


Every October we ask physiologists to unite in celebration of Physiology Friday, an annual event falling on the last Friday of Biology Week.

We call on all our Members to help showcase the important and amazing world of human and animal bodies through outreach and public engagement activities.  Hold an open day in your lab, put on an exhibition, organise a public lecture or debate, visit schools or local community groups, bake a cake, write a poem, start a social media campaign, do all you can to spread your passion for the science of life.

Dates for the diary:

Physiology Friday 2018 – Friday, 12 October 2018

Physiology Friday 2019  Friday, 11 October 2019

Interested in getting involved? If you are interested in putting on an event for your school or community group, please email outreach@physoc.org for more information. 

Call for proposals: 2018 – The Physiology of our Body Clocks

The Physiological Society is committed to supporting our Members in communicating their work to wider audiences. We believe an engaged cohort of young people and a well-informed public is key to ensuring a new generation of high quality physiologists and continued excellence in physiological research. Each year we aim to shine a public spotlight on different areas of Member research and show its relevance to people’s lives. Our call for proposal to be involved with focus on The Physiology of our Body Clocks is now open! Please email outreach@physoc.org for more information.

Future focus: 

2019: Extreme Physiology  

2020: Regeneration