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Institute of Advanced Study

Institute of Advanced Study and the Royal Society host an evening on the magic of science with Bill Bryson and Lord Martin Rees

(14 September 2010)

Bill Bryson

The Institute of Advanced Study is proud to host an evening with international best-selling author Bill Bryson in conversation with four distinguished contributors to the book Seeing Further: the Story of Science and the Royal Society.   This event will feature award winning biographer Richard Holmes OBE; science writer, broadcaster, and biographer, Georgina Ferry; award winning science writer, Philip Ball; and President of the Royal Society, Lord Martin Rees.   

Seeing Further  is a lavishly illustrated book that has been created in celebration of the 350th anniversary of The Royal Society.  Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson with contributions from a host of scientists, historians and novelists, it tells the story of science from 1660 to the present day and looks ahead to what the next 50 years might bring.   Guaranteed to be a highly enjoyable and stimulating evening, this event offers a wonderful opportunity for the public to engage with a distinguished panel of scientists and writers and ask questions about their contribution to the book and their ideas about science in the 21st Century. 

The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, 19 October 2010 in the Gala Theatre and is supported by the Durham Book Festival.  Tickets went on sale on 20 August 2010 and tickets are now very limited.  Tickets are £12, £8 (concessions) and £3 (students).  Please contact the Gala Box Office (0191 332 4041) to book.