Professor Brian Cox introduces Royal Society Insight Investment Book Prize

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Professor Brian Cox introduces Royal Society Insight Investment Book Prize

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lundi 19 octobre de 18:00 à 19:30

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Join us for this exclusive event to celebrate the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

Brian Cox, the Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and shortlisted authors Jim Al-Khalili, Bill Bryson, Susannah Cahalan, Camilla Pang, Linda Scott and Gaia Vince, will be discussing the unifying themes explored within the shortlisted books and the important role that science plays in our lives and in finding solutions to big, global challenges.

The event will be in two parts:

Panel 1 (7pm to 7.45pm): ‘The Beauty and Complexity of the Human Brain’

Professor Brian Cox - Host

Bill Bryson

Susannah Cahalan

Dr Camilla Pang

Panel 2 (7.45pm to 8.30pm): ‘Human and Social Dynamics: How we understand and engage with the world around us, from Evolution and Cosmology to Gender Inequality'

Professor Brian Cox - Host

Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Professor Linda Scott

Gaia Vince

The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2020 represents the very best in popular science writing from around the world for a non-specialist audience. The winner will be announced virtually on November 3rd at 6pm. This year’s shortlisted authors are:

The World According to Physics by Professor Jim Al-Khalili

The Body by Bill Bryson

The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan

Explaining Humans by Dr Camilla Pang

The Double X Economy by Professor Linda Scott

Transcendence by Gaia Vince

Please note this event will take place on Zoom, please make sure you have this installed and up to date on your device.

A £5 General Admission ticket will grant you access to both panels but you are welcome to join for either one.