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Apply now for the people’s press conference

14 August 2009

On 15 September 2009 at the Royal Society, the winner of the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books 2009 will be announced at a special people's press conference, where readers and journalists will be able to pose their questions to shortlisted authors and judges, before the award announcement is made.

You can apply to be in the audience by emailing with your name, email, town, telephone number and the question you would like to ask, with the subject line "People's press conference". Applications need to be made by 9 September 2009, and we will inform successful applicants by 11 September 2009, when we will provide further information and an email ticket.

The people's press conference is at the Royal Society, and starts at 11am (arrivals from 10.30am), and will finish at around 12.15pm with a celebratory buffet lunch.

Tickets will be allocated based on the question posed, with the judging panel of the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books making the final allocation.

We will endeavour to ensure that the interests of all applicants is explored at the event, but as it is live, cannot guarantee that every question will be asked or answered.

Successful applicants will be allocated one ticket to the event. The event is for ticketholders only.

Ticketholders will need to pay for their own travel to and from the event and are responsible for any other expenses and insurance.

By entering the competition, you irrevocably permit the Royal Society to publish your question, name and town in any format. As the event is a press conference, it will be recorded for public dissemination.

Ticketholders must be sixteen or over. Tickets are not transferrable, and the Society reserves the right to refuse admission. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. No purchase is necessary.