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Have you thought about writing for The Conversation but aren't sure how it works? If the answer is YES, register for one of two training sessions with an Editor from The Conversation to find out more. Each session will include an Introduction to The Conversation, followed by an interactive workshop on Writing for a Public Audience, with opportunity for questions.

To find out more about The Conversation, please visit


Wednesday 23 October 2019


We are running sessions both up and down the hill to enable researchers from across the university to access the training.

The morning session will run from 10am to 11.40pm in Seminar Room 71a, Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7DQ.

The afternoon session will run from 2pm to 3.40pm in EPA Seminar Room, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RE

Introduction to The Conversation

  • What is The Conversation, origins and aims, what we do and why
  • How our editors work with academics
  • Why The Conversation are different to other media organisations
  • The benefits for academics and universities

Writing for a Public Audience

  • Tips on style, tone and structure (with examples)
  • How to pitch (with examples)
  • Examples of different approaches
  • Q & A
  • Site Demonstration
  • Group exercises

One-to-One Sessions with the Editor

There are a small number of 20 minute one-to-one sessions with the editor available.This may be useful if you have an idea for a story but would like to some advice on how best to pitch it. The editor can give you a steer and encouragement on the best angles for turning your research and expertise into articles.

Please register your interest on the link below and we will be in contact with you. These are available on a strict first come, first served basis. 


Please click here to register. Advance registration is essential.