I came across Jenny's work through the science communication list. She now has the privilege of being my first 'brief encounters' posting, which might just fill my wish to include postings about the interesting people I encounter from day to day. Jenny is now working on a major SciCom project for the British Council and is based at  SPRU. She states that the project aims to highlight: " * some of the UK academic departments where science communication research is done * a list of courses in science communication, with links to their web pages * information about some of the mentoring and fellowship opportunities in science communication * details of some of the science weeks and festivals that take place during the year * sources of funding for science communication

and other science-communication related events and resources."

Over the last couple of years, I have developed a bee in my bonnet about SciCom, so it will be interesting to follow this work.