ABSW has an incredible, talented, diverse membership and we want to show off the best writing from our members.

Each month we ask ABSW members to send us links to articles they’ve written that they are particularly proud of. The ABSW board chooses their favourite story for our monthly showcase. 

Monthly showcase article: June 2022

Jonathan O'Callaghan's article 'UK scientists fear they will be locked out of €100 billion EU research programme' has been selected as June 2022's showcase. The article was published in Nature on 9 June 2022.

Jonathan O’Callaghan is a freelance space and science journalist who regularly writes and reports for a number of publications around the world. 

Our judges said: 

A vital part of our role as science journalists is to report on community and policy stories, and this story is part of an evolving saga about the disastrous implications for UK scientists if they can't compete for EU funds. It was timely, well reported, with a strong human angle as well as the messy politics driving the story. 

Monthly showcase article: May 2022

Eva Amsen's article 'Using a board game to prepare for a changing planet' was published in Hakai Magazine, and has been selected as ABSW's May showcase of writing by our talented members.

Eva is a writer and science communicator, focused on the culture of science and the common ground between science and the arts. She has written for Forbes.com, Undark, Nature, Hakai, Nautilus and others, and she publishes Mixture, a regular newsletter about science, curiosity and culture.

Our judges said: 

It was a great read, was sensitively written and showed the power of something seemingly simple, a board game, to help engage communities and assist in their real-life decision making. 

Monthly showcase article: April 2022

Liam Drew's article 'The brain-reading devices helping paralysed people to move, talk and touch' has been selected as April 2022's showcase. The article was published in Nature on 20 April 2022.

Liam Drew is a writer and journalist covering biology and medicine. He is a regular contributor to Nature, and his work has also appeared in Quanta, Aeon, The Guardian, New Scientist and others.

Our judges said: 

This incredibly well-reported feature described some mind-blowing scientific and engineering breakthroughs. Hooking up a brain to a computer is astronomically difficult, yet as this story tells us, progress is being made. The personal stories really drive home the real impact of this kind of technology, but the article takes care not to over-hype the possibilities. 

Monthly showcase article: March 2022

Jane Feinmann's article 'Diabetes support moves into the workplace' has been selected as March 2022's showcase. The article was published in the Financial Times on 14 March 2022.

Jane Feinmann is a freelance writer contributing to titles including BMJ, Daily Mail Good Health and this piece in the FT.  

Our judges said: 

This story did a great job of using an individual's story to tell a wider tale about tackling one of the world's major health crises.

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