Finding Truth – at the British Science Festival
What’s the role of science in informing social and personal choices in an era of ‘alternative facts’? Do emotions and worldviews have a place in our ability to decipher what we see as the truth?
It explored how science can respond to the ongoing crisis of ‘truth’ and better inform our lives.
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ABSW Summer Party - register for free now
STEMPRA-ABSW-MJA summer social
When: 18:00 on Thursday 23 August 2018
Where: The Edinboro Castle, 57 Mornington Terrace, London, NW1 7RU
Join us for a well-deserved drink and a chance to mingle with like-minded folks from Stempra (the informal network of science PR, comms and media professionals) and the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA).
This is a members' event but you can of course join the ABSW in order to attend.
First ever climate investigation grants awarded
Supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate
The French Association of Science Journalists (AJSPI) and the BNP Paribas Foundation launched their first climate investigation grant for European science journalists. The climate investigation grant was created in 2018 with the aim of supporting ambitious field investigations focused on understanding the climate, adaptation to climate change, or on different mitigation strategies. It also aims to encourage transnational, collaborative and transmedia projects. It is exclusively reserved for professionals (print, radio, TV, web...), members of a national association of science journalists, based in Europe. There is no linguistic restriction on the language in which the winning projects are subsequently published.
16 projects, 26 journalists and 14 European countries
For this first edition of the Climate Grant Investigation, 16 projects were submitted by 26 journalists from 14 different countries. The jury was very impressed with the quality of the grant proposals. It proved that science reporters from all across the East, West, North and South of Europe are finding intriguing and powerful stories to tell about climate change.
The winners were announced on July 8th, during the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists, in Toulouse (France):
Finding truth: is science enough?
Join the ABSW for Finding truth: is science enough? Part of the British Science Festival in Hull
Friday14 September 2018 15:00 – 16:00
Lecture Theatre 2, Allam Medical Building, University of Hull
Association of British Science Writers
Suitable for: 16+
Science helps us stay informed and make decisions about things like climate change and vaccinations. But in a ‘post-truth’ era of ‘alternative facts’, is scientific ‘fact’ facing its limitations? Join a panel of experts to discuss whether evidence alone is enough, or if emotions and worldviews have a more significant role in our ability to decipher what we see as the truth.
This event is free and open to the public
With thanks to Board member Anita Makri for organising this event
ABSW Women Science Writers' Networking group off to a flying start
Twenty-two women members of the ABSW met in Central London last week for the inaugural women science writers’ networking event.
Emily Wilson, the first woman editor of New Scientist spoke at the event of the highs and lows of her career path that led to the top job at New Scientist. Sue Nelson, science broadcaster, interviewed Emily and Natasha Loder, the Economist summed up the key points.
Key points from the event were:
• There are obstacles to women reaching top jobs
• Women who succeed have often had to find effective means to continue to progress their career whilst balancing child care responsibilities. In Emily’s case job share had been key to her continuing to work.