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Sunday, 29 October 2006

Healthcare Republic delivers press releases

A new web site from Haymarket, Healthcare Republic, covers the medical scene, a small niche in science writing.

Flaks and hacks will both be interested in the announcement that: "Healthcare Republic fast-tracks the latest and best press releases as soon as they are distributed." And the exhortation to "Browse the current releases or submit your own".

Yet another RSS feed to add to that groaning pile.

Friday, 27 October 2006

How to Apply for a PPE Award

They don't say it on the page, but PPE stands for Partnerships for Public Engagement. Go here to read How to Apply for a PPE Award. They might not want to fund hacks in their favoured lifestyle, but you may know someone who needs help in spreading the word about science.

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Thursday, 26 October 2006

Cambridge gets festive

Cambridge, which claims that it "hosts the UK's largest free science festival every year," is looking for things to put on next year.

In 2007, the Festival runs from 14 to 25 March, during National Science and Engineering Week. "The aim is to encourage young people to study science further at school and university; and to engage with the public of all ages on topics of scientific interest and concern."


Saturday, 21 October 2006

The best popular science book

Well, I doubt if Jon Turney would describe it as such, but Jon's admirable campaign to raise the profile of, and the quality of writing in, science books led to an interesting exercise at the Royal Institution.

You will have to read Jon's blog

And the winner is... for the conclusion.

Thursday, 19 October 2006

Bible reading science writer wanted

An interesting item here on the Sciencebase Science Blog, one of the few professional looking blogs from a science writer, Bible reading science writer wanted.

While you are there, check David's list of blogs and podcasts. That man has clearly got too much time on his hands.

Thursday, 5 October 2006

RCUK National Science Week Awards 2007

All eight Research Councils have signed up to fund RCUK National Science Week Awards 2007. Up to £2000 per project. Closing date 20 October 2006.

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Not much science in the running

The shortlist of Editors of the Year up for the awards from the British Society of Magazine Editors that appears at UK Press Gazette is depressingly thin when it comes to anything with a science angle. Apart from Maureen Rice of Psychologies, who is in the running for the Launch Of The Year category, it is down to Damian Carrington who is shortlisted in the Magazine Website Of The Year Award for If Damian does collect, he will probably have to move to a bigger house to get room for all those awards.