#serendipityreads – a Twitter Journal Club

Location: @ser_soc twitter feed, #serendipityreads

Time: 5PM BST/GMT on Fridays (~monthly; see below for scheduled papers)

We launch each discussion with an introduction to the paper and general introductions of authors and chair. Then we post discussion points based on the paper every fifteen minutes until 6PM BST/GMT – but the joy of twitter is that the discussion can go on! So follow along with the @ser_soc twitter feed or via #serendipityreads

Featured image = ‘The book attic’ by Allan Sharp (find it here on Flickr)

Upcoming #serendipityreads events

June 25, 2021

Serendipity in doctoral education: the importance of chance and the prepared mind in the PhD (2021) Journal of Further and Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2021.1905157

With Author Alistair McCulloch


May 28, 2021

Serendipity as chaos or discovery – exploring the role of personality and sense of coherence – by Jannica Heinström and Eero Sormunen.

Discussion with Samantha Copeland & Wendy Ross

April 30, 2021

Engineering serendipity: When does knowledge sharing lead to knowledge production?

With author Jacqueline Lane, moderator Wendy Ross

January 29, 2021

Pharmacovigilance as Scientific Discovery: An Argument for Trans-Disciplinarity

With authors Elena Rocca and Samantha Copeland, and guest host Rani Lill Anjum from the CauseHealth project

December 4, 2020

Cognitive events in a problem-solving task: a qualitative method for investigating interactivity in the 17 Animals problem.

With authors Sune Vork Steffensen & Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, moderator Wendy Ross

November 6, 2020

Crowdsourcing and open innovation in drug discovery: recent contributions and future directions.

With author David Thompson

September 25, 2020

Abduction in the Everyday Practice of Science: The Logic of Unintended Experiments.

With author Frederick Grinnell.

July 31, 2020

Catch that Word: Interactivity, Serendipity and Verbal Fluency in a Word Production Task

With author Wendy Ross

June 26, 2020

Planned Luck: How Incubators can facilitate serendipity for nascent entrepreneurs through fostering network embeddedness.

With author Christian Busch.

May 22, 2020

Information encountering re-encountered: A conceptual re-examination of serendipity in the context of information acquisition.

With authors Sanda Erdelez & Stephann Makri, chaired by Samantha Copeland.

April 24, 2020

“Fleming leapt on the unusual like a weasel on a vole”: Challenging the paradigms of discovery in science.

With author Samantha Copeland, chaired by Wendy Ross.

Is there a paper about serendipity that you would like to discuss in the journal club? Contact us at the Society email (see our contact page, here) to let us know.

Need a copy of the paper but don’t have access? Email the Society at our email address and we can send you one, with the author’s permission. Our contact page is here!