When: 15th April 2014, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Doors open at 6pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis (so get there early).
Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
£: Free, no tickets are required.
What is it?
Bill Bryson 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 the renowned author claims to have been a terrible student of science in school.
Join Bryson 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.
More info: royalsociety.org/events/2014/importance-of-science