House of Commons
Royal Society of Biology's Biology Week 2019
EDM #50
Tabled 21 October 2019
2019-19 Session
That this House celebrates the Royal Society of Biology's ninth nationwide Biology Week from 5 to 13 October 2019; notes that among its key objectives is a commitment to encourage an interest in science among young people; congratulates the society on its initiative and on the range of innovative events and activities that have been organised; further congratulates the society on its wider role in promoting events in Parliament on behalf of the science and engineering community to assist Members in their understanding of science; applauds the efforts that are being made throughout the UK, especially by teachers in primary and secondary schools, to revitalise the science curriculum and to convey the excitement of science to pupils and students; further notes the wide range of activities organised by the society in local communities all over the country, which were designed to illustrate and focus on the vital role of biology and the biological sciences; further notes that on 9 October the parliamentary launch of Biology Week was co-sponsored by the hon. Members for North Norfolk, for South Basildon and East Thurrock, for Glasgow North West and for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central; commends the society on entering its 10th anniversary year as the unified voice for the biological sciences; and highlights the unrivalled contribution that the study of biology and the biological sciences have made and continue to make to our understanding of nature, to quality of life and to the knowledge economy of the 21st century.