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About scurry1963

Scientist and science blogger. Find me on Twitter at @Stephen_Curry or read my blog at http://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/

Science Communication in 2017 – more important than ever?

The 2017 Science Communication course is almost upon us. This is the sixth year that the course has been offered in the final year Biochemistry and Biology degree programmes and a lot seems to have changed since it started back … Continue reading

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Thinking about science videos

The video workshops for 2015 will be held tomorrow. Those of you participating will get a chance to try your hand at making a very short film. To do this well takes skill and practice. Below are listed a couple … Continue reading

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Science on video – the genius of Mendeleev

This is a short animated video about the genius of Mendeleev – originator of the periodic table of elements. We will be discussing story-telling and video throughout the course. See if you can figure out what makes this one so … Continue reading

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Alan Alda and Science Communication

In the USA actor Alan Alda (star of M*A*S*H) is one of the great cheerleaders for science, appearing regularly on TV. He may well have something like the status that David Attenborough enjoys on this side of the Atlantic. I … Continue reading

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How to make engaging science programs for television

Stumbled across this discussion (podcast) this morning on the BBC’s ‘College of Production. In it “Michael Mosley, science presenter and executive producer and Helen Docherty, science development producer, talk to Sophie Lording about how we can make engaging science television.” … Continue reading

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Write simply

I saw this blogpost about adverbs and thought it might be useful for everyone, as you get stuck into your coursework.

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The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize

This site at The Guardian has links to videos and articles giving lots of advice on good science writing.

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