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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.

A digital model of the ESS Credit: ESS

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.

If you would like to register your interest please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Further details of the course and course content:

Angela Saini

UCL Centre for Engineering Education is pleased to invite ABSW members to the following event on Tuesday, 13th February at 7pm at UCL:
In Conversation with… Angela Saini

Angela Saini is a British science journalist, who presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Observer, The Times, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Vogue, New Humanist and The Economist among others. She has won a number of national and international journalism awards. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University. In 2012 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Our colleagues at the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) have negotiated free access for all their member association's to Wiley Online Library.  This library hosts online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities.

The WFSJ has issued the ABSW with a unique login and password for its members to use.

Don't forget that the ABSW has also negotiated access to Elsevier journals for its members too.


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