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Royal Society Lecture: Bill Bryson on The importance of science

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

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.

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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  • Sissel

    As predicted, new job and after-work activity starting at 6 don't mesh, do won't be able to make it. Have fun!

    April 14, 2014

  • Verona

    For anyone who can't make it tomorrow, there will be live video feed here:

    April 14, 2014

  • Sissel

    Great idea! I start a new job the day before so not sure how long my hours will be that week, but will be there if I don't finish too late.

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to hear Bill Bryson, have read most of his books.

    March 17, 2014

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