Writing a non-fiction book for the general public
Join Athene Donald and Latha Manon, Senior Commissioning Editor at Oxford University Press, ahead of publication of Athene’s new book “Not Just for the Boys: Why we need more Women in Science”. Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre will be interviewing Athene and Latha.
Find out about:
- The book-writing process
- How to write for non-academics
- Bringing your topic to life
- The roles of editors, influencers and publishers
The event takes place from 6pm-7pm on Feb 27th in the Wolfson Hall at Churchill College. Tickets are free: book online.
Professor Dame Athene Donald is Master of Churchill College, a distinguished physicist who has published over 250 research papers in the general field of soft matter and physics at the interface of biology, and has been working to push gender equality to the top of the science policy agenda for many years.
Her ‘indefatigable and pioneering’ efforts in this area were recognised in 2019 when she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Times Higher Education Awards.
Athene chaired the Scientific Advisory Board of DCMS (2015-17) and has also given evidence to select committees of both the House of Lords and the Commons. Her book “Not Just for the Boys: Why we need more Women in Science” is published by Oxford University Press later in May 2023.
Latha Menon is a Senior Acquisition Editor at Oxford University Press. She has commissioned non-fiction books and articles for a wide readership for over 25 years, in particular thoughtful-end popular science. She has worked with a number of distinguished scientists and science writers, and particularly relishes the creative aspect of working with academics in shaping and crafting works that are accessible and engaging, without compromising academic rigour.