Join UKRC at free European Science TV and New Media Awards Evening

Posted Nov 2nd 2010, 15:15 in Events and conferences

The UKRC is proud to be presenting, for the first time, a special award for The Best Presentation by or of a Woman in Science or Technology at the European Science TV and New Media Awards Evening on 22 November, at the IET in London (7pm).

“Media representations – or the lack of them – play a powerful part in how the public think about science, engineering and related careers,” says UKRC Director Annette Williams. “The UKRC is therefore committed to working to build the profile of women in SET in the media, and we welcome this important opportunity to encourage film makers and scriptwriters to involve women in direction, production and content of films, documentaries and new media that focus on science, engineering and technology.”

Annette Williams, Director of the UKRC, will present the UKRC award.

The UKRC invites anyone supportive of this area of work to join us at this exciting free evening of awards and presentations for media representations of science and engineering.

This is a rare opportunity for scientists and engineers to join up with writers, dramatists and those from the world of broadcasting and new media.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Dame Ann Dowling, Head of Engineering, University of Cambridge and Andrew Cohen, Head of Science, BBC. Followed by a panel-led discussion.

Event details:
22 November 2010
18.30 Arrivals/Coffee
19.00 Presentation and Awards
20.45 Drinks Reception

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Savoy Place, London WC2

Free. Evening includes refreshments and networking

The event is held in conjunction with ‘World of Wonder – Science on the BBC’.

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Tel: +44 (0) 7483 4545