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You can find all of our output on the COVID-19 pandemic here

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Science Media Centre

an independent press office helping to ensure that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines

For Journalists

The Science Media Centre provides journalists with what they need in the timeframe they need it, from interviews with leading experts to timely press briefings on hot topics.

for scientists

The SMC runs free events to introduce experts to the news media.  We also provide advice and support to scientists on media engagement.

for press officers

The SMC is an independent press office for science, working closely with press officers from universities, scientific companies, research funders and leading science and engineering institutions.

read Fiona Fox’s blog

on science and the media

latest blog entry: "Make no mistake about it – women scientists are at the heart of our response to the pandemic"

For the public

The Science Media Centre is a service for national news journalists. If you are a member of the public, and have a question about science, you could try: