We’re almost finished introducing you to each of the blogs in the new look nature.com blogs network. We’ve already heard about the blogs run by journal and portal editors such as the News blog, the Spoonful of Medicine, the Sceptical Chymist, Stepwise, Naturejobs, Trade Secrets , Indigenus, House of Wisdom, Methagora and Free Association.
We now move to look at the nature.com Communities blogs – starting with the London blog, which Joanna Scott runs.
Firstly, a very warm welcome to old and new readers of the London blog as we move into our new home alongside the family of nature.com staff blogs!
As the title may suggest, the London blog is one of three community blogs, with Boston and New York, and is now in its fifth year of sharing news and features on all things scientific in London. Originally started to provide a central place for all London’s scientists to meet, the blog has expanded to cater for the hundreds of different roles involved in science, as well as those simply interested and one of our major tasks is to collate a weekly calendar of local events. The blog’s first author was Matt Brown, now editor of Londonist, and I took over the reins in May 2011. We have featured occasional guest posts and are always interested in hearing from our readers – do get in touch if you would like to write a guest spot for us!
Every Monday morning, you will find the regular “Science in London” calendar post giving you selected highlights of events coming up in the next week. The rest of our features range from reporting on events to interviews with people doing interesting things locally, as well as news, museum visits and more. Probably the highlight of recent months was our coverage of the London Science Festival, with reports and Storifys from many of the best events. We are always on the look-out for new features, so if you are in London and doing something really interesting, or have an event you think our readers need to hear about, please do get in touch!
To follow the blog, you can subscribe to our RSS feed and you can also find us on Twitter and you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to know our readers more, so do say hello here in the comments or by email and join this new phase of the London blog!