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The Conversation welcomes new members

Twelve UK universities have become members of The Conversation as we move from our pilot phase into being an established media outlet. Following our launch last year, we now publish around 20 articles…

Community update: how and why we lock accounts

On the whole our community’s well behaved. But every now and then we need to we lock the accounts of people who are in consistent or major breach of our community standards. A few of you have asked about…

The off-topic Conversation #3

Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know…

The off-topic Conversation #2

Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know…

Story on MH17 removed today

A story posted by our UK colleagues last night on the breaking news that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 had been shot down has been removed from the site. The story ran in this morning’s newsletter under…

Author Q&As: two new approaches

For a few months now we’ve been running question and answer sessions with authors, covering topics from the Great Barrier Reef to inequality in Australia to cat cafés. These have worked well so we’re keen…

Hard Evidence – more data, less media spin

The BBC is biased, right? Almost everyone in the UK has a view on this, from right-wing columnists in London to Yes campaigners in Scotland to disgruntled Greens in Brighton. It’s a debate as old as the…

The off-topic Conversation

Welcome to The Conversation’s off-topic space. We’ve set this up as the place where you can discuss anything that isn’t related to a specific article. Please feel free to use this space to get to know…

Community highlights: morality and maths

Another week, another few hundred comments posted to The Conversation – and only 70% of them about Tony Abbott. I search through the other 30% to bring you some of the comment I enjoyed reading the most…

Community highlights: poetry and imagination

This week was our community council’s first in operation. While that means for me the best posts this week were those you didn’t see, that doesn’t mean we can’t highlight a few you might have. Sometimes…