Big Biology Day

Big Biology Day

Saturday 13 October 2018 10:00 to 16:00 in the Science Centre, Leek Road

The Big Biology Day at Staffordshire University is a mini Science Festival with Biology at its heart.  This event will be run as part of the Royal Society of Biology’s ‘Biology Week’, which aims to promote any, and all, areas of Biology. 


Here at Staffordshire University we are passionate about Biology and want to engage as many people as we can with not only what we do here, but also with all of the Biology that is around us all of the time. There will be expert-led walks around our nature reserve alongside other fun demonstrations and interactive activities.  We will also be hosting ‘The Great Biology Bake off’, a competition with prizes where entrants will create biology-related cakes.


The Great Biology Bake off

Biology is everywhere from plants, trees, slugs and snails to bears and whales, every time you breathe or cough or sneeze, every time you ride a bike or take a walk, there are some great biological processes going on. We want you to capture the biology that is of interest to you and show us in a cake. You can be as imaginative and creative as possible and judging will be largely based on how the bake looks and how well it represents the aspect of biology you have chosen.  As biology is such a wide and diverse subject area there are endless possibilities for what you can do – but if you are struggling for inspiration check out The Guardian's Cakes of Science article.


Age 0-8
Age 9 – 16
Age 17 and above


Professional bakers are welcome to enter but please declare this when you submit your cake.


Cakes can be delivered to the Science Centre on Friday 12 October 2018 by contacting or up to midday at the event on Saturday 13 October 2018.


Deadline for Biology Bake Off competition entries 12 midday on the 13 October.




More Information and contact details:

This free event will be held at our Stoke-on-Trent campus.  The event is open to the general public and particularly suitable for families with children from primary age upwards.

Dr Sarah Williams:,  tel 01782 295829

Mr Trust Diya:, tel 01782 295829

Find out more about Big Biology Day.