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Kate Ravilious


Freelance Science Writer

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Email: kate-at-ravilious.net
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I am a freelance science writer with over 10 years of experience, based in York, UK. I generally cover the physical and environmental sciences, but have been known to stray into other areas of science too. By training I am a geologist but my science interests are diverse and I have written about topics ranging from beetles that collect raindrops to aggresive drivers that cause traffic jams. Past and present science writing clients have included New Scientist, The Economist, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Focus Magazine, Archaeology Magazine, EPSRC Publications such as 'Pioneer', National Geographic Daily News, BBC Science News,and Environmental Research Web

An archive of many of my articles is also available on this website.

I was winner of The Daily Telegraph/BASF Young Science Writer of the Year award in 2000. In addition I was a runner up in the New Scientist/Wellcome Trust Millennial Science Essay Competition 2000.

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Other Interests

Much of my spare time is taken in entertaining my two year old daughter Beth, but when I do have a moment I enjoy mountaineering, particularly in Scotland. At home I like to grow my own fruit and vegetables and also help out at a local nature reserve, learning practical skills such as dry stone walling and hedge-laying. When indoors I relax by doing various craft activities, reading good books, and going to the theatre and cinema.

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