Whether it is searching for what makes us human, understanding the universe or even managing risk, the Royal Society Science Book Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and has created an incredible 30 year legacy.

Discover the Royal Society’s history and find out what makes a compelling science book, why public appetite for this genre of literature has gone from strength to strength and how popular science writing has changed over the years.


  • Dara Ó Briain, Comedian and presenter (Host)
  • Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist and Chair of judges 2012
  • Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials & Society at UCL, and Prize Winner 2014
  • Vivienne Parry, Science writer and broadcaster

Room 700, Leeds Central Library

Wednesday 19 July, 7:30pm

This is a free event but please book your ticket here  

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