Tag Archives: Science Communication

Has the Square been Circled?

Last week, I was at the “Circling the Square” conference organised by the University of Nottingham’s Science, Technology and Society research group.  The meeting’s purpose was to bring together and start a dialogue between natural and social scientists, policy makers, science communicators and … Continue reading

Posted in Science Communication, Science Policy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The peril of the press release

In a famous piece of media analysis, the average length of a soundbite in a US presidential election was found to have collapsed from 43 seconds in 1968 to just nine by 1988. Although the discovery led to plenty of head-scratching and fears … Continue reading

Posted in Impact, Research, Science Communication | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Lists

It’s the end of the year, or nearly, and time to start reflecting. It seems a common manifestation of such reflections is to draw up lists. From 50 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Moments! to funniest comedy catchphrases, TV and magazines end … Continue reading

Posted in Science Policy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Science Policy- the fine line between advice and lobbying

I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop on policy run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).  I say fortunate as the workshop was booked out, with sufficient demand … Continue reading

Posted in Science Communication, Science Policy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Sense of Science Communication: a history and review

I recently attended a lecture given by Peter Broks at the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Science and Society.  Peter is a Lecturer at Hereford College of Arts and has had a keen interest in popular science and science communication. … Continue reading

Posted in Science Communication | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Brian Cox and the IChemE’s Collier Medal

This week I went to see Brian Cox receive the IChemE’s Collier Medal for his outstanding contribution to the public understanding of science.  The event was hosted by IET London and was free to attend.  The auditorium was packed with … Continue reading

Posted in Science Communication, Science Policy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

At the Launch of Making Science Public

I recently attended the launch day of Making Science Public , a new Leverhulme funded research programme at the University of Nottingham that aims to look at “the challenges involved in making science more public.” Although I have attended social … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why 21 Albemarle St Matters- a Personal Perspective

Like many scientists, the news that the Royal Institution intended to sell its HQ at Albemarle Street came as a a surprise. The financial problems the Ri faced after an expensive recent refurbishment were known, but its clear from the … Continue reading

Posted in Science Communication | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments