Physiology Friday

Every October, we celebrate Physiology Friday and we want you to be a part of it. We call on all our Members to hold exciting outreach activities on the last Friday of Biology Week to help showcase the amazing world of human and animal bodies.

Who can participate?

Members run activities for everyone including members of the public and university students

When does it take place?

Physiology Friday 2019 – Friday, 11 October 2019

What should I do?

  • Absolutely anything to spread your passion for the science of life!
  • Hold an open day in your lab
  • Put on an exhibition or science festival
  • Organise a theatrical show or stand up comedy
  • Organise a public lecture or debate
  • Visit schools or local community groups
  • Bake a cake
  • Write a poem
  • Start a social media campaign

How do I start?

Design your own or use one of our downloadable activities in our Outreach Resources

How can you benefit?

Why take part?

Outreach and public engagement activities have a huge impact on your professional development. They are also more and more important when demonstrating impact to funders, a key part of the Research Excellence Framework.

  • Increase your communication skills
  • Direct your research
  • Break down barriers between scientists and the public
  • Make science more fun and accessible

Get inspired!

Physiology Friday is being celebrated all over the world!

Tell us about your activity!

Feeling inspired? We want to know what you are up to. Email if you have an activity in the pipeline, and we will send you your very own “I love Physiology” t-shirt as well as some Society freebies to hand out.

What support is available

Physiology Friday is covered by our Outreach grant scheme.


Get involved in our annual physiology baking competition. If you are able to use sugar craft to show cell division, or shortcrust pastry to demonstrate muscle function, savoury or sweet, we want to see it.



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