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Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017

The Company Of Biologists Limited

  • Income

    £8.3M

  • Spending

    £5.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 277992 Company no. 514735

Contact details

Public address

  • Bidder Building, Station Road, Histon, Cambs, CB24 9LF

Aims & activities

To promote research and study across all branches of biology through the publication of journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. To provide free access to journal content in the developing world and to fund workshops, grants and travelling fellowships to support the scientific community.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage

Who the charity helps

  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£8.3M

* £2.9M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£5.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £3.2M Own use assets
  • £45.7M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £7.1M Other assets
  • £5.0M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Charitable spending ratios

66%
2%
32%

Charitable objects

GENERAL ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION OF RESEARCH IN AND THE KNOWLEDGE AND STUDY OF BIOLOGY IN ALL BRANCHES AND THE UNDERTAKING OF ALL ACTIVITIES CONDUCIVE THERETO

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION NOW ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED THE 31ST DECEMBER 1952 AS AMENDED 8 JUNE 2001, 24 JUNE 2002 , 8 JULY 2005, 24 JULY 2009 AND 23 JULY 2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 29 JUL 2016

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 17 Trustees
  • 51 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Professor Julian Francis Burke None on record
Professor Matthew Freeman (Chair) Edward Penley Abraham Research Fund Up-to-date
Lincoln College Oxford Up-to-date
Prof Daniel St Johnston None on record
Dr Bruce Sean Munro None on record
Professor Clare Margaret Isacke None on record
Professor Kate Gillian Storey None on record
Professor Alan Martin Wilson None on record
Prof Sarah Jane Bray None on record
Professor Simon Hugh Piper Maddrell None on record
Professor Goran Erik Nilsson None on record
Prof Jane Alison Langdale None on record
Prof Laura Marie Machesky None on record
Alastair Downie None on record
Professor Paresh Vyas None on record
Dr Holly Shiels The Physiological Society Up-to-date
Professor Peter W J Rigby Frs None on record
Dr Stephen Royle None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Bahamas
  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uruguay