The ABSW is developing a system for individuals to make contact with other ABSW members in their region/location. The idea is to create regional groups that meet informally for networking and to discuss issues related to science journalism/writing.
If you live in any of the regions below do get in touch with the contact given so they can add you to their contacts list and invite you to any networking events organised locally:
Bristol: Andy Extance on email@example.com
Cambridgeshire: Emma Stoye on firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester: Edwin Colyer on email@example.com
Norfolk/Suffolk: Martin Ince on firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfordshire: Richard Scrase on email@example.com
Sussex (Brighton): Louise Coghlin on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer to be a regional contact then do get in touch with the ABSW as we are hoping to build this infomal network to cover other regions/locations in the UK: email@example.com
The ABSW board has been discussing regional activities, and has become aware of the existence of a couple of loosely affiliated book groups. That’s mostly because I’m a member of one, based in Bristol. This is our story – you may want to copy it, or write in (firstname.lastname@example.org) and share the story of your own group on the ABSW site.
Legend has it that the Bristol science book group originated after a discussion between our founder, Jon Turney, and another ABSW member who has never actually come to our group. We’ve been running since 2010, after Jon solicited for interest on the ABSW list. Since then membership has waxed and waned as people have become aware of it through informal channels.