Science Communication Seminar Series: Dr Peter Etchells presents 'Pop Science Writing'

Date: 29 November 2019
Venue: Room 3S512, Frenchay Campus
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/campusmapsandinformation/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx
Time: 13:00-14:00


What are the advantages and disadvantages of writing about science in the public sphere? Is it worth starting a science blog any more? What is the best way to go about writing popular science books as a career route?

In this talk, Pete will draw on his experience of co-ordinating the Guardian's science blog network for four years, and outline what the personal and public benefits are that blogging about research can bring. He'll also provide some insights into the book publishing industry, as well as the writing process itself.

Dr Peter Etchells is Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University. His current research interests lie in understanding the short and long-term behavioural effects of playing video games. He is also interested in the interaction between scientists and the media, and particularly how scientific research (for example, about video games) gets picked up in the mainstream news. For four years he coordinated the science blogs network for the Guardian, where he also wrote the psychology blog Head Quarters. He is currently a blogger for the Cosmic Shambles Network.

All staff and students are welcome, if you would like to attend please contact Jane Wooster: jane.wooster@uwe.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cost: Free
Contact: Jane Wooster
Telephone: x83919
E-mail: jane.wooster@uwe.ac.uk

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