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A celebration of the biosciences at the Science Museum, London with special guest of honour Sir David Attenborough FRS Hon FRSB 

The pinnacle event of the Royal Society of Biology's (RSB) 10th year was our Anniversary Gala Dinner, which marked 10 years since the launch of the RSB by Honorary Fellows Sir David Attenborough and Sir Paul Nurse FRS in March 2010. The event brought together the sector in celebration of the achievements of the RSB, biology and the wider biosciences community over the last decade at the wonderful Science Museum in London. 


Thank you to our event sponsors: BBSRC, British Pharmacological Society, Biochemical Society, Society for Applied Microbiology, The Nutrition Society, Analytik Jena, British Society for Immunology, Caltag Medsystems Ltd, Division of Biosciences, University College London, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Microsens Biophage Ltd, Porton Biopharma, Primary Science Teaching Trust, and The Physiological Society.

Event coverage

Read our news story and see our Twitter moment from the night. Photographs are all credited to Kris Humphreys.

David, Richard and Julia

David Attenborough receives his Lifetime Achievement award from RSB president Julia Goodfellow. David's citation is read by Richard Reece, RSB honarary secretary.

Guests at the gala dinner

Guests in the Energy Hall reception

Award recipients

Jean Thomas, Nancy Rothwell, Julia Goodfellow, David Attenborough, Amanda Solloway MP, Ian Blatchford

the biosciences

Celebrating the biosciences - artwork by Katie Chappell

A view from above

A view from above

David Attenborough

David Attenborough receives his Lifetime Achievement Award and addresses guests

Ian Blatchford from the Science Museum welcomes guests

Ian Blatchford, director of the Science Museum welcomes guests

Professor Dame Jean Thomas receives her Presidents Medal

Jean Thomas, RSB's second president, receives a President's Medal

Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP

Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP addresses guests

Dr Mark Downs, RSB chief executive

Mark Downs, RSB chief executive, addresses guests

Guests in the Making Modern World dinner

Guests dining in the Making Modern World gallery