We are a membership association for media professionals who cover science, medicine, environment, mathematics, engineering and technology.
We offer training and networking events, professional development and special interest groups, access to scientific journals and other science writing resources and an annual awards scheme that celebrates excellence in science journalism.
In 2022 the ABSW had its 75th anniversary and, to commemorate this, we produced a booklet looking back on three quarters of a century of science writing!
"What would the founders of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) make of the organisation they set up, 75 years later? No doubt they would be delighted to know that it is still running, although once or twice that was not absolutely certain, as you can read in the timeline that follows in this booklet. They would probably be amazed by the technological changes that allows us all to write on computers, increasingly often remotely from our co-workers. But they would also probably be reassured by some similarities in how the organisation runs today compared with 75 years ago".
Andy Extance, ABSW Chair and freelance science writer