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Science communication, Question Time and Melanie Phillips



by sjhoward

This is the 2,006th post. It was published at 22:55 on Wednesday, 3rd April 2013.

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Melanie Phillips has been on Question Time twice as often as all scientists put together over the last 18 months. There is still this feeling of “Why would you put a scientist on a current affairs discussion programme?”

Mark Henderson, formerly science editor at The Times, but now with the Wellcome Trust, makes this interesting point in a piece about the media coverage surrounding the discovery of the Higgs boson. It was published in the eighth issue of the marvellous Delayed Gratification.


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Politicians set about slashing swathes of funding for much-loved services



by sjhoward

This is the 1,994th post. It was published at 17:04 on Friday, 1st March 2013.

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After the council meeting was re-adjourned politicians set about slashing swathes of funding for much-loved services.

I assume that this sentence from this article in my home-town newspaper, is an indirect quote from one of the protesters rather than a representation of the view of the newspaper. However, an unfortunate preceding paragraph break makes it appear more like the latter.

The fact that this actually made me laugh out loud probably says more about me than the newspaper.


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How to lecture medical students



by sjhoward

This is the 1,975th post. It was published at 11:44 on Tuesday, 15th January 2013.

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Lectures can, in short, bring a subject alive and make it more meaningful. Alternatively, they can kill it.

A true, but not altogether encouraging, sentiment in this excellent 2001 paper by Brown and Manogue, sent to me by Newcastle Medical School to help me prepare my first big scary lecture for their students.


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