Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (MBA) formed at a meeting of the Royal Society in London with Thomas Huxley as President.
HRH Prince of Wales (Edward VII) accepts invitation to be the Association’s patron
First issue of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association published
Citadel Hill Laboratory opened in Plymouth including library in addition to extensive research facilities
The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 we have been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community and currently have a growing membership in over 40 countries. Below you can see a timeline of our history.