Principles of Science Writing that Can Help Your Science
Friday 15 March, 4pm at the Sherrington Library, Sherrington Building, Oxford
The Cortex Club is delighted to host Dr Grace Lindsay, computational neuroscientist at Columbia University, New York City, and science communicator involved in the podcast series Unsupervised Thinking and other outlets.
Dr Lindsay will be talking to us about how principles of science communication can benefit scientific thinking in an academic context. Please join us on March 15th at the Sherrington Library, located in the Sherrington Building of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
If you would like to arrange a personal meeting with Dr Lindsay please contact Tai-Ying Lee at tai-ying.lee [at] dpag.ox.ac.uk or join us at the pub after the talk for an informal meeting.
The goals of communicating science and of doing science are not directly aligned. This doesn’t mean, however, that scientists have nothing to learn from the principles of science writing. In this talk I’ll pull from established science writing principles as well as my own experience as both a scientist and science communicator to demonstrate how these principles can assist in scientific thinking. This will include ideas about doing literature research, thinking about narratives, pulling together disparate concepts, and keeping the bigger picture in mind.