Dive into the thrilling and extraordinary world of science

 

Shortlisted books

Take one step away from the shore with the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Set yourself apart from the crowd on an expedition into unfamiliar scientific territory with the shortlisted authors and judges of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2011 as your guides.

Over the course of the evening, you’ll get a taste for each of the books and have the opportunity to share your thoughts with judges, including acclaimed author and previous winner Richard Holmes, writer, actor and TV presenter Robert Llewellyn as well as the shortlisted authors Alex Bellos, Guy Deutscher, Sam Kean, Guy Pretor-Pinney, Ian Sample, and Jon Turney.

The finale is the live announcement of the winner of the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Find out more about the prize, and dip into the first chapter of all the books on our website.

Dive into the thrilling and extraordinary world of science 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Tackling the great challenges of the 21st Century 05 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society in conversation with Lord Stern, President of the British Academy.
  • Suffrage Science Awards Ceremony 08 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London An evening celebrating the achievements of leading women scientists on International Women’s Day
  • Ebola: inside an epidemic 09 March 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover the how and why of the 2014 Ebola outbreak from leading public health figures. Panel discussion chaired by Dame Sally Davies FRS.

For more events please see the events diary.