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Mr Bill Bryson FRS
Bill Bryson FRS in conversation with Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE
He has been given the President's Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Bradford Washburn Award by the Museum of Science in Boston and has been made an honorary Fellow of the Kavli Institute of Particle Physics, the British Science Association and the Royal Society. Yet renowned author Bill Bryson claims to have been a terrible student of science in school. Join Bill as he speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years, through to writing the highly successful A Short History of Nearly Everything and editing the Royal Society's 350th anniversary book, Seeing Further.
Bill Bryson is an award-winning author and writer, and is noted for his contributions to the popularisation of science.
Jim Al-Khalili is Professor of Public Engagement and Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey.
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Speech-to-text transcription will be provided at this event. If you require British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation please contact the events team by 1 April and we would be happy to arrange an interpreter. We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.
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