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Science Blog up for award

Pete Wilton

Great news: our post about Oxford & the Royal Society's origins has been nominated for the 3quarksdaily science blogging awards.

These annual awards celebrate the very best in blogging and this is the second year that 3quarksdaily have given a prize for science posts. We're in excellent company with posts from such great blogs as The Loom, Bad Astronomy, and Not Exactly Rocket Science.

Our post delved into the fertile chaos of 1650s Oxford and how an eclectic mix of figures from the University would go on to play a key role in the founding of the Royal Society (which celebrates its 350th birthday this year) and set Britain on the path to becoming a scientific superpower.

But of course, to stand any chance of winning, we need your votes! So if you'd like us to win go to the 3quarksdaily voting page, look for 'University of Oxford Science Blog', and vote for us!

UPDATE: 8 June: Thanks to everyone who voted for us! Our post came 7th in the public vote and made the semi-final.

UPDATE: 11 June: A nice surprise, our post has made the final.