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elements9-150.jpg_medAutumn 2010 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Autumn 2010 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements", which focuses on green living.

Read more about Elements

December 2010

elements8-200_medSummer 2010 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Summer 2010 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements", which focuses on green living.

Read more about Elements

August 2010

Lessons learned in communicating science to environmental policymakers: Report published  skep_cover_med

Our report looking at how science is communicated to environmental policymakers has been published this week (16 June 2010) by the UK's Environment Agency

The report documents the lessons learned from a series of real-life case studies - including climate change and nanotechnology - that consider how science has fed into poliycmaking in the recent past.  The reserach was carried out by Think-Lab, working with LTS International in Scotland and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), commissioned by the UK's Environment Agency and the European SKEP network.

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June 2010

elements7-200_medSpring 2010 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Spring 2010 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements", which focuses on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Read more about Elements

February 2010

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The inaugural event for the annual Howard Dalton Lecture was launched by Defra on 16th February 2010.

The Howard Dalton Lecture not only commemorates Defra's late Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir Howard Dalton FRS, but also serves to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in science and policy.

Think-Lab played a key role in organising the event, ensuring that it was unique and memorable while setting the right tone for future events.

February 2010

Autumn 2009 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Autumn 2009 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements".

Read more about Elements

December 2009

New science writing guide published

Think-Lab has just released "Getting heard: a writing guide for scientists and engineers in government", written in affiliation with the Government Office for Science (GO-Science).

Download the guide

October 2009

Summer 2009 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Summer 2009 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements".

Read more about Elements

August 2009

'The Media and Dialogue' Research report due to be launched

Think-Lab's research report on the media and dialogue is due to be launched for consultation at the ScienceWise Expert Resource Centre research workshop. 

Venue: London SW1
Date: Thursday 19 March 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch is included)

Further information about the research can be found at http://www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk/cms/strategic-work-streams

If you would like to attend the workshop, please register at  http://www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk/ResearchTopicRegistration

Places at the workshop are limited, so please register by 9 March.

March 2009

Think-Lab Blog Launched to debate the future science communication

As part of our work to professionalise science communication, Think-Lab has launched our own blog. 

"Our work with projects such as the ScienceWise Expert Resource Centre is raising significant issues for science and Society and science communication," explains Think-lab Director Melanie Smallman.  "As a community and profession, we haven't been great at debating our roles and where we should be going. We hope that the Think-Lab Blog will provide some space where at least some of that discussion will take place."

Read the blog here

February 2009

Spring 2009 issue of Defra's magazine published

Think-Lab has just released the Spring 2009 issue of Defra's magazine "Elements".

Read more about Elements

February 2009

 Small Talk with the OECD

Think-Lab's Director Melanie Smallman was invited to present the findings of our recent Small Talk project to the OECD's nanotechnologies working group this month (October 2008).

Speaking in Delft, Melanie explained how the views of the public clearly point to the need to ensure that nanotechnologies are used for social good rather than simply commercial purposes if they are to be accepted. 

October 2008