Nigel Shadbolt to Chair the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt has been announced as Chair of Judges for this year’s Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.
Founded in 1988, the Prize has championed outstanding popular science writing for over 30 years.
The author of the winning book receives £25,000 and £2,500 is awarded to each of the five shortlisted books. The shortlist will be released in August 2019 and the winner is announced at a special award ceremony in the autumn.
Nigel Shadbolt is joined on the judging panel by Dr Shukry James Habib, Dorothy Koomson, Stephen McGann and Gwyneth Williams.
‘This prize celebrates great writing about science and the scientists who make it happen. There has never been a more exciting time for popular and accessible science writing. There is a huge appetite for books across all topics of science and writers who can explain and inspire, entertain and inform.’ Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng FRS, Chair of Judges