to the British Science Association

We are a registered charity that exists to advance the public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering in the UK.


Show me content for... +

Show me content for...
Professional development
Families & teenagers (aged 12+)
Families (children aged 12 & under)



Register with us and you can....

  • Sign up to our free e-communications
  • Become a member of the Association
  • Create your own web account, & post comments
  • Be part of British Science Festival
  • Save your favourite items


Keep up to date with the latest news from the British Science Assocation. Sign up to our RSS feeds and take us with you when you are on the move.

You are here

Get involved

Choose from...

What's happening in your area?

David Dickson receives ABSW Lifetime Achievement Award

The British Science Association is delighted by the news that Council member and General Section Recorder, David Dickson has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association of British Science Writers’ 2012 awards.

As well as his work with the Association, David is the editor of SciDev.Net, and was its founding director. Prior to this, he spent 24 years at Nature, as its Washington correspondent and later as news editor. He has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement, Science, and New Scientist, amongst others.

The awards ceremony followed the second UK Conference of Science Journalists, held at the Royal Society in London.  Connie St Louis, President of the ABSW commented:  ‘This year there was an extremely strong field of entries in most categories.  Hard work for the panel of judges, but a clear indication of British and Irish science journalism at its best.”
Sir Roland Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association said “We are delighted to hear this news, and would like to congratulate David on this well-deserved recognition of his many achievements over a long and established career in science communication.”

Log in or register to post comments