Winning Words: Making Yourself Heard

A panel discussion on writing for the wider public

Winning WordsExplaining your research to the wider public is rarely a simple task but it can be a highly beneficial and even enjoyable one!

In this interactive seminar, a panel of QMUL academics who have successfully written for the public discuss their experiences of blogging, journalism and book writing, followed by an open forum with the audience.

The panel will consist of:

Professor Frances Balkwill OBE

A Professor of Cancer biology and director of the children’s science education centre ‘Centre of the Cell’, Frances has also written several children’s books on the complex subject of cellular and molecular biology. In 2005 she was awarded the Michael Faraday prize “for her outstanding work in communicating the concepts, facts and fascination of science to children of all ages”

Dr Thomas Dixon.

A historian of philosophy, science and religion, Thomas has produced numerous articles for the BBC, written an award winning book on Science and Religion and edits the popular QMUL History of Emotions Blog.

Jasper Tautorus

Currently studying for his BSc in International Relations and Affairs at QMUL Jasper has already established a successful e-magazine Politics Made Public, a publication that seeks to make politics both accessible and exciting. His experiences will provide an insight into managing regular writing with the rigors of student life.

Dr David Hone

A palaeontologist and prolific writer David has penned articles for the National Geographic, the Sunday Telegraph, Huffington Post, and the BBC Walking with Dinosaurs website as well as regularly updating his Lost Worlds blog for the Guardian.

Dr Helen McCarthy (Helen can no longer make it but a replacement speaker will soon be confirmed)

The second historian on our Panel Helen has authored two critically acclaimed books exploring the changes in British societal attitudes towards internationalism and gender roles in the aftermath of the 1st World War. She has had extensive media training, has edited and written numerous reviews and blogs at the Past Notes BlogSpot

This event is part of the QMUL Wining Words program.

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