Royal Society receives Spanish award

18 May 2011


The Royal Society has been awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, it has been announced today.  The award is among the most important in Spain and is given in recognition of a contribution to encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage.

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society welcomed the award saying, “The Royal Society is honoured to be awarded so prestigious a prize as the Prince of Asturias Award.  As we celebrated our 350th anniversary last year, one of our goals was to inspire people to see the wonder of the world around them and the enlightenment and advancement that science can offer.  This prize offers a clear endorsement of our goal and our success in achieving it.”

The award will be presented at a ceremony in Oviedo later this year. For more information on the awards visit