In March 1947 the Association of British Science Writers held its first meeting at 5 Old Burlington Street, London. Nearly 75 years later, we have a dynamic membership of over 600 science writers and journalists.
We run events that range from debating the controversies of the day to skills training, socialising and networking. And we also, of course, hold our renowned annual awards which consistently attract over 250 entries.
ABSW is needed as never before. Members strive to interpret plagues, environmental degradation, AI, genetic engineering and so many other areas of science, technology and engineering for the public. They critique sectors, private and public, that often deploy lavishly resourced public relations machines. They battle mis- and disinformation. And many of them do this as freelancers lacking the supportive infrastructure that an employer would provide.
In 2022 we are planning to celebrate our association’s achievements with a string of special activities. These will include a high-profile reception in London and grants for exciting and innovative projects, secured through a dragon’s den-style competition.
More details to follow shortly!