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Course Detail

RS023 - Writing popular science

Target audience: Researchers, especially postdocs and academics in STEM disciplines

Preparation: Please bring with you a non-fiction book by a favourite author and your idea for a book you’d like to write

About the workshop

So, you want to write about your research for a popular audience? This course takes you through the process of writing popular science, from conception to completion. It considers your motivation and then how you can make the transition from academic to popular writing by deeply appreciating the viewpoint of the publisher and your general reader. With practical exercises and opportunities for questions and answers, you should finish the session well-informed and hopefully inspired to take the next step into popular writing.


Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Friday 28 February 2020

Venue: Scape 0.15, ME, Scape, Mile End

Time: 13:00 - 16:00


  • Dr T Day