Skip to content
What's on

The importance of science: an outsider's perspective


Event video


18:30 - 19:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Bill Bryson FRS in conversation with Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE

Event details

He has been given the President's Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Bradford Washburn Award by the Museum of Science in Boston and has been made an honorary Fellow of the Kavli Institute of Particle Physics, the British Science Association and the Royal Society. Yet renowned author Bill Bryson claims to have been a terrible student of science in school. Join Bill as he speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years, through to writing the highly successful A Short History of Nearly Everything and editing the Royal Society's 350th anniversary book, Seeing Further.

Bill Bryson is an award-winning author and writer, and is noted for his contributions to the popularisation of science.

Jim Al-Khalili is Professor of Public Engagement and Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey.

Enquiries: Contact the events team

The importance of science: an outsider's perspective The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK