Job ads

Want to advertise your jobs on this page and on the ABSW's members only mailing list?

Details here...

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

EUSJA trip to meet Nobel laureates

Does anybody fancy going to Lindau, Germany (Closest airport is Zurich
in Switzerland) for the 57th meeting of noble laureates in Physiology or
Medicine? 50 Laureates will be meeting 500 of the world's most talented
young scientists of tomorrow.
This EUSJA study trip takes place from 1st - 6th of July. You have to
pay your own travel costs, the hotel is paid for and you will receive
100 euros towards any meals that are not provided.

Please let me know if you would like a place ASAP.

Barbie Drillsma
Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)
Wellcome Wolfson Building
165 Queen's Gate
0870 770 3361

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Author finds happiness at the Royal Society

Just in case you missed it, the announcement of this year's winners of the prizes run by the Royal Society, Pursuit of happiness leads to top science book prize.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

AAAS - Science Journalism Award

It is that time again. They have fired the starting pistol for this year's AAAS - Science Journalism Award.

Stuff written 1 July 2006 through 30 June 2007. "All entries must be postmarked on or before midnight of 1 August 2007."

Journalist's Workshop in Nanotechnology

A sprig of Cornell University, the Kavli Institute at Cornell, is running a Journalist's Workshop in Nanotechnology.

"Program highlights include: Primer on nanoscale science; hands-on experiences in nanotechnology labs; one-on-one meetings with faculty and inventors."

It is in the run up to the 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Future of Nanotechnology.

Seems to be an opportunity to get your hands dirty in a small way.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Tim Radford bangs the drum for science books

The recently retired science editor, and former literary editor, of The Guardian, Tim Radford, continues to merge his enthusiasms for science writing and literature. Queerer than we suppose, Tim's take on science books, accompanied the paper's coverage of this year's prizes.

Lots of nice quotes. "In a good science book, you are likely to read not just something you have never read before but something nobody has written before."

And he even managed to provoke a debate among readers. Perhaps there is life in the science book after all.

Big award for small science mag

The staying power of the Bull. At. Sci. never ceases to amaze. There may be few atomic scientists around, but they hang in there, with a changing agenda that always seem to keep up with what is going on at the ethical edges of science.

Never mind the fact that their "minutes to midnight" doomsday clock is a bit of a PR gimmick. Who wouldn't delight in inventing such a nice "brand name". So it is good to see that Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists wins national award.

The awards comes from American Society of Magazine Editors, a prestigious bunch of folks. And the bulletin had to fight off a diverse bunch of competitors to become the "2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation)".

Nice one.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Beeb puffs books prize

The piece on BBC NEWS, Best popular science books named, has more details of this year's book prizes. With pictures of two of the books' covers and a brief history of the prize.