Mr Bill Bryson FRS

Bill Bryson


Bill Bryson is driven by a deep curiosity for the world we live in. His books and lectures demonstrate an abiding love for science and an appreciation for the social importance of science. His “Short History of Nearly Everything” was and continues to be an international best seller, and by editing “Seeing Further” for the 350th Anniversary he enabled the Royal Society to communicate to a wide audience the excitement and relevance of its own history. He is the recipient of numerous awards from learned societies and universities for his remarkable ability to communicate science with such passion and enthusiasm.

Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement