Insight Investment is a leading global investment manager, founded in 2002 and headquartered in London. Insight primarily manages money for pension schemes by providing liability-driven investment strategies and investing in fixed income and currency, multi-asset and farmland. For more information, visit insightinvestment.com
The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize is an annual award for the year’s best popular science writing. Established in 1988, the Royal Society’s Science Book Prize is the only major international prize to celebrate science writing for a general audience. The existence of the Prize is central to the Society’s mission to promote the value of science to as wide an audience as possible. The Prize is considered to be the most prestigious science writing award and a scientific equivalent to other literary prizes. It is judged by a cross representation of the arts and scientific communities, including Fellows and University Research Fellows, ensuring nominees meet the highest of academic and storytelling standards.
Our sponsor, Insight Investment, supports the Science Book Prize because “it celebrates the pursuit of original thinking and encourages ideas that challenge the status quo.
“The ideas expressed in the books entered into the Science Book Prize have longevity and spark the imagination. The authors are always engaging and committed, qualities which are meaningful to young people considering careers in STEM subjects.
"As one of the largest pension fund managers in the UK many of our employees have educational backgrounds in mathematics and the sciences. We therefore seek to work with institutions that promote public awareness of these subjects and which also foster greater diversity within related careers for generations to come.”