ABSW Key News/Dates
ABSW awards open to entry 1 January 2018
European Science Writer of the Year open to European Journalism Association nominations 1 January 2018
ASBW panel event: How to write a successful science book - 22 February 2017 - London
ABSW AGM - Wednesday 28 March 2018 - Wellcome Trust, London
ABSW Awards Ceremony - Wednesday 16 May 2018 - The Royal Society, London
UKCSJ18 - Tuesday 16 October 2018 - The Francis Crick Institute, London
ABSW Awards 2018
The ABSW Science Writers' Awards for Great Britain and Ireland open to entry until 31 January 2018
European Science Writer of the Year open to European Journalism Association Nominations until 28 February 2018
ABSW Awards Ceremony - 18:00 Wednesday 16 May 2018 - The Royal Society, London
The awards are supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
The largest gathering of science journalists in the UK, the UK Conference of Science Journalists, is taking place this October and is expected to attract up to 450 delegates.
The full-day event will take place on Tuesday 16th October 2018, with sponsorship from Eurekalert!, an online, global news service operated by the American Association for the Advance of Science.
The venue for the UKCSJ2018 will be the striking new building that houses the Francis Crick Institute, the biggest biomedical research facility in Europe that brings together over 1500 scientists and support staff under one roof.
To be the first to know when registrations open and to grab an early bird rate, register your interest now
To find out more about the UKCSJ18 and read all the latest news visit the ABSW's dedicated UKCSJ website.
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The Economist invite applications for the 2018 Richard Casement internship.
They are looking for a would-be journalist to spend three months of the summer working on the newspaper in London, writing about science and technology.
Applicants should write a letter introducing themselves and an article of about 600 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the Science and Technology section. They should be prepared to come for an interview in London or New York.
A stipend of £2,000 a month will be paid to the successful candidate.
European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA) has confirmed a study trip to the European Spallation Source (ESS) from April 3 to 5 2018.
ESS is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source, now under construction in Lund, Sweden. ESS will enable unprecedented world leading research using neutrons, providing new scientific opportunities in a wide range of research fields, including life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics. EUSJA is making available an opportunity to visit ESS and the construction site. There will be a guided tour of the site and labs and journalists will meet the Director General of ESS and a number of high-level representatives from the organisation.
After the success of the ABSW media law course the ABSW is planning an 'Introduction to Podcasting Course' run by ABSW members Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham.
The course will give a basic grounding in how to produce simple but professional-sounding audio podcasts.
The course will be held in London for a full day (weekday) and will cost £80 - £100 (costs will be dependent on the number of individuals attending and the venue used - but the idea is to keep costs as low as possible for ABSW members).
If there is enough interest in the course for this to be cost effective the ABSW will carry out a poll on the most suitable date for all involved.
The course is for ABSW members but you may join the ABSW in order to attend.
Further details of the course and course content: