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Durham Book Festival: Writing in the Academy - Professor Andrea Noble provides an insight into the skills and pressures of academic writing

(26 October 2012)

The Institute for Advanced Study in conjunction with the Durham Book Festival welcomed academic authors Professor Andrea Noble, Professor Maggie O'Neill and Professor Richard Hingley.  Writing in the University requires a particular set of skills and is shaped by some very particular pressures.  Academic authors need to present original research, to respond to the cut and thrust of peer reviews, to engage in scholarly debate with colleagues, and to be accessible to wider audiences.