I gave a brief presentation at the 2010 Science Communication conference yesterday, talking about the work that I did with the Sanger Institute on professional development in science communication. You can download the report here.
The very concept of a framework was quite worrying to some people, for all sorts of reasons. In bureaucratic-leaning organisations, things on paper can often take on a life of their own. Personally I like frameworks because they help organise my thinking, but they shouldn’t stand alone. They are not the Thing Itself, they are support for the Thing. I am now pondering a picture of a fluffy, marshmallow-like framework. A see-through skeleton perhaps: fine and strong, but not terribly visible to the naked eye.