Event on writing for The Conversation (23 Nov 2015)

The Conversation is a website aimed at providing expert opinion and comment from academics across the UK:Articles on the site are regularly carried on other sites, including The Guardian, Independent, CNN and IFLscience.

The site is a great opportunity to share your science with a wider audience and contribute commentary on synthetic biology and related fields.

The Office of External Affairs and Communications at the University of Cambridge is hosting an event on 23 November with Jonathan Este, Associate Editor at The Conversation.

"The University of Cambridge is now a member of the Conversation, meaning that our researchers have greater opportunity to write stories for the site, and will also be able to benefit from training sessions in writing opinion pieces for a general audience. This can benefit early-career as well as more established researchers.

Jonathan Este will give a short talk covering the following: · What is The Conversation?

· How can researchers get involved in writing features?

· What are the benefits?

· What training and support is available?

Professor Simon Redfern from the Department of Earth Sciences who is a regular columnist on the Science & Technology page of The Conversation will also talk about his experiences.

After the presentations there will be an opportunity to network with colleagues over tea, coffee and biscuits."

There are a limited number of places, so please do book your place here.