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In addition to producing an extensive conferences programme and educational events, the Biochemical Society also organises science policy events, often in conjunction with other organisations.


Policy Lunchbox


Policy Lunchbox brings together people working in science policy and education to discuss pertinent issues with experts. Lunch is provided free of charge.

Standing up for Science media workshops

The Society sponsors the Sense About Science Voice of Young Science 'Standing up for Science' media workshops for early career researchers.


The full day workshops is free and for early career scientists and researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. 

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Joanne Thomas

The Biochemical Society has five priority placements at this workshop for our members. To apply for one of these places, please state that you are a Biochemical Society member and list your membership number in your application.


Find out more about their upcoming workshops on their website.

Voice of the Future 2016

1 March 2016, Houses of Parliament, London


Voice of the Future (VotF) is in a very special kind of Question Time, organised by the Royal Society of Biology where the younger representatives of a wide range of science and engineering organisations have the chance to ask questions of the leading figures dealing with science whether in Parliament or Government. In the past, a Science Minister, a Shadow Minister, MPs on the Science and Technology Committee and the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser have attended the event. The event provides a chance for students and early career researchers aged 20-35 to take part in a select committee style session and grill MPs on science policy issues. 


Information about previous VotF events can be found on the Royal Society of Biology's website.