Popular science book night with Dara O Briain

A celebration of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013 with Dara O Briain

Event details

Hosted by Dara O Briain this free public event celebrates the shortlist of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the international award for popular science books. This year’s shortlist consists of the following books.

  • Bird sense by Tim Birkhead
  • The particle at the end of the universe by Sean Carroll
  • Cells to civilizations by Enrico Coen
  • Pieces of light by Charles Fernyhough
  • The book of barely imagined beings by Caspar Henderson
  • Ocean of life by Callum Roberts

The shortlisted authors will be reading from their books and discussing their thoughts with Dara O Briain. Come listen to the readings of these fascinating books and pose your questions to the authors. You’ll also get to find out the winner of this year's prize.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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.

A live video will be available on this page when the event starts and a recorded video will be available a few days afterwards.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

Popular science book night with Dara O Briain 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Volcanoes and us 28 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Discover why volcanoes matter as Steve Sparks FRS talks to Jim Al-Khalili OBE.

For more events please see the events diary.

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