Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

The judges for the 2015 Prize are chaired by mathematician and Royal Society Fellow Ian Stewart, and include award-winning author Sarah Waters, Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy and science journalist Dr Adam Rutherford. Find out more about this year's judging panel.

Mark Miodownik Mark Miodownik - winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014

Mark Miodownik’s Stuff Matters won the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. 

This prestigious prize celebrates outstanding popular science books from around the world and is open to authors of science books written for a non-specialist audience.

The winner was announced at a public award event on 10 November 2014. The author of the winning book receives £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of the five shortlisted books.

Download the first chapter from all six shortlisted books.

Watch the award ceremony


Interviews and past winners

Watch video interviews with authors from the 2014 shortlist, as well as previous shortlisted authors, on the Royal Society's Youtube channel.

The previous winners are listed below. You can also find information on all shortlisted and longlisted books. 

We also provide the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize for the best books that communicate science to young people.

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

Call for entries 2015
The call for entries for the 2015 Prize is now closed.

Shortlist 2015
Announced in July

Previous winning, shortlisted, longlisted titles

Previous judges

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