Science book prizes form an important part of the Society’s public engagement programme.
The Royal Society Science Books Prize is the only major international prize that celebrates science writing for a non-specialist audience. In 2013 the award was increased to £25,000 to recognise the important contribution of popular science writing
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize awards the best book that communicates science to young people. The prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the best science writing for the under-14s.