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Liam Collins-Jones: what I learned as a scientist at the BBC

04 April 2024, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Liam Collin-Jones

Liam is an engineering academic who spent last summer working with the BBC in Cardiff. He'll share his new perspectives on how scientists and the media can work together effectively, and what we can learn from the world of media when communicating research.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering

Location

Room B17
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB

What's the peg? What's the top line? And can you say this in as few words as possible?

"Last summer, I was at the BBC Audio Science Unit through the Association of British Science Writers' Media Fellowship. I will talk about my time working on programmes for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, giving an insight into how the world of media is completely different to academia.

I'll share my new perspectives on how we as scientists and the media can work together effectively, and what we can learn from the world of media when communicating our research.

I'll also share about how I ended up ankle-deep in the river Usk, how my voice I ended up on Radio 4, how to talk to experts on something you have no idea about, the confusing world of radio jargon, and how you can't educate and inform without entertaining."

About Liam Collins-Jones

Until 2023, Liam was a Research Fellow in UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge.