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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

Annual General Meeting: Thursday 27 March 2014, Dana Centre, London - Minutes and papers presented including Auditors Report/Accounts

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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Winners Announced for 2014 Journalism Awards

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - The winners of the Association of British Science Writers Awards for Britain and Ireland 2014 were announced at an Awards ceremony tonight (Wednesday 18 June).  Speaking at the ceremony Martin Ince, President of the ABSW, said; ‘It was... 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 launched called Contributoria.com. Here, its editor Sarah Hartley explains how science writers could benefit from the new development which is being backed... Read More...

ScienceDirect - online access to Elsevier Journals

Thursday, 30 January 2014 - ScienceDirect provides online access to all Elsevier journals.   Journalists can search for stories or have access to research papers highlighted in Elsevier press releases and research alerts.   Journalist members of the ABSW can apply... Read More...

New libel laws brought into force after a 5-year campaign

Sunday, 05 January 2014 - New Year’s Day saw the most radical update of libel laws in England and Wales for many years. Hailed by charity Sense about Science as a ‘new dawn for libel law’, writers and journalists hope that the Defamation Act will protect their freedom... Read More...

ABSW Member Robin McKie awarded Science and Technology Journalist of the Year

Friday, 06 December 2013 - ABSW member Robin McKie won Science and Technology Journalist of the Year at this week's British Journalism Awards.  The judges said: “He goes for the biggest subjects and makes technical issues compelling with his approachable style of... Read More...
Geosciences, Energy, Engineering Writer
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - Are you a geosciences, energy or engineering expert able to translate complex technical research... Read More...
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President's Update October 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014 - Martin’s update Welcome to the first in what I intend to be regular updates on what is happening... Read More...
ABSW Leaves EUSJA
Monday, 14 July 2014 - Statement from the ABSW Board regarding EUSJA   The Association of British Science Writers has... Read More...
Shortlist announced for 2014 ABSW Science Writers' Awards
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - Association of British Science Writers - Shortlist Announced for 2014 Journalism Awards The judging... Read More...
ABSW AGM 2014 - Agenda
Friday, 07 March 2014 - ABSW AGM AGENDA 2014   Date and time: Thu 27 March 2014 19:00 onwards   Venue: The... Read More...
IMAGE ABSW Executive Board Elections: Candidates 2014
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - Nominations for the Executive Board 2014 The following nominations have been received (by clicking... Read More...

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