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The 'missed the deadline' ABSW late Xmas Party - Thursday 15 January 2015

ABSW Annual General Meeting and social Thursday 26 March 2015

David and Goliath: ABSW anonymous survey re your creative rights and unfair contract practice

ABSW Event: In conversation with Professor Sir Mark Walport 29/10/14 - London

Future Events - let the ABSW Board know what events you would like to see programmed

The 3rd UK Conference of Science Journalists Wednesday 18 June 2014 in London.  Read all about it, video and audio now posted

ABSW Awards 2014

ABSW awards

The winners of the ABSW Awards 2014, supported by Janssen R&D, were announced at the annual award's ceremony held after the UKCSJ on Wednesday 18th June 2014 in London.  Congratulations to the winners and all those shortlisted.

More about the Awards here

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UKCSJ Dragon's Den winner wins Wellcome Trust's Science Writing Prize

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - The ABSW has discovered that last month, Kate Széll was judged the winner of the Wellcome Trust’s science writing prize in category B for “anyone with a non-professional interest, including undergraduates”.    In June this year Kate... Read More...

The 'missed the deadline' ABSW Xmas Party

Friday, 05 December 2014 - The Traditional 'Missed the Deadline' ABSW Xmas Party is set for Thursday 15 January 2015:   Thursday 15 January 2015 18:30 onwards The Somers Town Coffee House (don't worry it is a pub) Food/drinks/gossip ..sorry I think it's called networking... Read More...

Pallab Ghosh wins Science and Technology Journalist of the Year

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 - From today's Press Gazette, news that Pallab (ABSW member and former President of the Association) was awarded Science and Technology Journalist of the Year last night:   Science and Technology Journalist of the Year (sponsored by Astellas) –... Read More...

In Conversation with Mark Walport - ABSW and Science Museum Lates Event Report

Monday, 10 November 2014 - [<a href="//storify.com/BekiHill/in-conversation-with-mark-walport" target="_blank">View the story "In Conversation with Mark Walport" on Storify</a>] Read More...

David and Goliath

Monday, 03 November 2014 - By Mike Harrison © Mike Harrison   I represent the ABSW on the national committee of the Creators’ Rights Alliance. We’re conducting a piece of anonymous research to determine the extent of unfair contract practices experienced... Read More...
ABSW Event: In conversation with Professor Sir Mark Walport
Monday, 13 October 2014 - Latest news:   Read about it in tweets - Storify now published   The Association of... Read More...
ABSW Panel Debate on Investigative Journalism - live blog
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - Video to follow...   window.cilAsyncInit = function() { cilEmbedManager.init() }; (function()... Read More...
ABSW Panel Debate on Investigative Journalism
Thursday, 13 February 2014 - The live blog for this event will kick off at 6:45pm Wednesday 5th March. The Association of... Read More...
AGM Set for Thursday 27 March 2014
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - The date of the ABSW AGM will be Thursday 27th March 2014.   Of course further reminders and... Read More...
Biosciences for Farming in Africa invite you to an evening social in London
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 -   Biosciences for Farming in Africa invite you to meet some of Africa's leading journalists in... Read More...
Mark Miodownik wins Royal Society Winton Prize for Books 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - From the Royal Society website...   Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books   Mark... Read More...
Science and Technology Journalist of the Year - Finalists announced British Journalism Awards
Monday, 10 November 2014 - The finalists in the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards have now been announced.   A few... Read More...
Winners named in 2014 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards competition
Monday, 10 November 2014 - Press Release issued by AAAS 6 Nov 2014   Stories exploring the complexities of human biology,... Read More...
Contributoria.com - the love child of Medium and Kickstarter
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - A new online platform that changes the way in-depth articles are produced has recently been... Read More...
ScienceDirect - online access to Elsevier Journals
Thursday, 30 January 2014 - ScienceDirect provides online access to all Elsevier journals.   Journalists can search for... Read More...

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