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The Michael Faraday Prize Lecture 2017

Prize lecture


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


The Michael Faraday Prize Lecture 2017 will be given by Professor Mark Miodownik.

Professor Mark Miodownik

The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. The first award was made in 1986.

The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Normally, preference will be given to a practising scientist or engineer, but other individuals whose primary expertise is in writing, broadcasting or other relevant forms of communication may also be considered.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Live text will be provided for this event
  • Doors open from 18:00 and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Travel and accessibility information is available here.
  • Please note, this event will be filmed as part of a livestream broadcast 

This event is the 2017 Michael Faraday Prize lecture.

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The Michael Faraday Prize Lecture 2017 The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK