ABSW Key News/Dates
ABSW Executive Board Elections - nominations are now open for all posts until Wed 1 March 2017
ABSW AGM - Thursday 30 March 2017 - Central London tbc
European Conference for Science Journalists - 26-30 June 2017 - Copenhagen
ABSW Awards 2017
Entries for the 2017 ABSW Science Writers Awards for Britain and Ireland and for European Science Writer of the Year are now open for entry until Friday 24 February at midnight.
ABSW members can now nominate candidates for the British Entry to the European Science Writer of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards are supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
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As stated in our previous post we have accepted with regret Sir Colin Blakemore’s resignation as honorary president of the ABSW, with thanks for his support and assistance over the years.
A statement from the honorary president was requested by the ABSW board.
In the light of the Observer article of October 11, the board of the ABSW wishes to point out that the Association’s Standing Order 16 (published on this web site under About Us, Memorandum, Articles and Standing Orders) sets out the procedure for making a complaint about a member of the ABSW. It has not received the notification needed to start a case under this process, which involves a formal complaint in writing, but will of course act upon any such complaint it may receive.
We have accepted with regret Sir Colin Blakemore’s resignation as honorary president of the ABSW, with thanks for his support and assistance over the years. He has made it clear that he disagrees irreconcilably with the statement we issued in June about media attacks on our former president, Connie St Louis.
As anyone looking at this web site knows already, this relates to her reporting of remarks to the Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations by Sir Tim Hunt at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul on June 8. Sir Tim has not disputed the accuracy of St Louis’s reporting and has apologised to the Federation for his comments. Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, is on record as saying that Sir Tim’s comments were unacceptable.
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) of which the ABSW is a member has published their September Newsletter.
The WFSJ website has recently undergone a complete re-vamp so drop by to see all the resources and news available.