Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: The winners are…

A colleague (and friend) Richard Stephens from Keele School of Psychology just won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 – well done Richard! His winning piece “Don’t say cheese, say cheeks” will appear in full in the Guardian/the Observer and on the Wellcome Trust blog in the coming weeks

Wellcome Trust Blog


The winners of the fourth Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize were announced this evening at a ceremony held at Wellcome Trust HQ in London. With over 600 entries to choose from, picking a single winner in each category was no simple task…

IMG_0959“Communicating with the public in getting their insight into the work you do can help inform your research questions,” says Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar. That’s one of the reasons it is so important for us to nurture the next generation of science writers and encourage scientists to think about ways of communicating their work.

The Wellcome Trust science writing prize, run in conjunction with the Guardian and the Observer, is an opportunity for aspiring science communicators to write about research that inspires them, and we’re always delighted with the high quality and number of entries that we receive.

Split into two categories – professional scientists (postgraduate…

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New Memory Experiment Online

I’ve got another new memory experiment ready to collect data online using Qualtrics. Unsurprisingly, given my research interests, this experiment tests your memory for a list of words and asks you to make various judgments about your recognition experiences! The experiment will take 20-25 minutes to complete. Full instructions are given on the first page. Click on the link to go to the experiment: CRST-RK Memory Experiment.