This section contains latest press releases about the Society's activities.
Latest press releases
04 Nov 2013
A scientist from Burkina Faso who is working on new tools to target mosquito swarms responsible for the spread of malaria has been awarded the Royal Society Pfizer Award for 2013.
31 Oct 2013
A new biodegradable and recyclable form of medium density fibreboard (MDF) has been created that could dramatically reduce the problem of future waste. Today, Professor Andrew Abbott is awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation 2013 that will help him make the critical step from prototype to product.
31 Oct 2013
A pair of “smart glasses” could help registered blind and partially sighted people navigate public places by translating signs into audible speech. A Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation was awarded today to Dr Stephen Hicks of the University of Oxford for the development of glasses that will improve the independence of thousands of people.
29 Oct 2013
Dr Luca Cardelli FRS, a top computer scientist at Microsoft Research, has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
25 Oct 2013
The Royal Society announces six new fellowships aimed at strengthening links between academia and industry. The fellowships are awarded to academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation.
23 Oct 2013
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).