Society activities


#BioBakes! - Coming soon! 

Start getting your flans in order for #BioBakes 2016!  In the lead up to Biology Week we will once again be holding our annual physiology baking competition The Bio-Bodies Bake Off! The competition will be open for submissions in September, but don’t let that stop you preparing your Victoria sponge brains, brownie mitochondria or red velvet circulatory system now! The competition will culminate with a public vote deciding the overall winner.

For some inspiration head over to Twitter and browse the hashtag #BioBakes, or take a look at our 2014 and 2015 album of delicious cells, eyeballs and hearts!    

Ready, steady, choux!  

Ode to Physiology - Science meets poetry! 

For 2016 The Physiological Society is looking at the theme of Elite Performance. To raise awareness of the physiology behind elite performance and highlight research exploring the makings of a champion in humans and other animals we held a science poetry competition ‘Ode to Physiology: Animal Olympics!’ – take at the winning poems here!

Annual celebrations 

Physiology Friday - Friday 14 October 2016

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.

Date for the diary:

Physiology Friday 2016 – Friday 14 October
Physiology Friday 2017 – Friday 13 October

Interested in getting involved? The Society is happy to organise partnerships, if you are interested in putting on an event, or would like to organise a visit from one of our Member to your school or community group email

Biology Week - 8-16 October 2016

Biology Week is an annual celebration of the bioscience, with events around the UK and beyond! Represent physiology by putting on a public event or outreach activity! 

British Science Week Friday - 11 March-20 March 2016

There is no one better to spread a love of physiology than our Members! Use British Science Week to share your passion. Visit schools, and join in community events in your area through talks and hands on activities. Make sure you let us know what you're up to so we can list your event on our website. 

Brain Awareness Week Monday 14 March - Sunday 20 March 

Time to get your brain hats on! Join the fun of Brain Awareness Week by organising a neuro themed event or activity! 

Stuck for ideas? The Dana Foundation website has lots of great ideas!