The worlds of media, consulting, medical science and literature are interacting in different and interesting ways, like the Café Scientifique organisation. Another initative has been taken by Plumbland Consulting Ltd., a consulting company owned by two partners with a bioscience background and a strong interest in science policy and science communication. They have started SciTalk, a new contact service aimed at linking scientists and writers together to give authors inspiration and bring a more realistic picture of (medical) science into fictional writing — see this article in the Times Higher Education Supplement (21 Oct).

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