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Is science writing the solution? is a panel discussion hosted by Professor Alice Roberts, followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on 3 November at 6pm, is free to attend, and no registration is required.

At a time when the whole world is looking to science for answers, scientific research is playing a highly visible role in our daily lives. How we find out about science has never been more important. Whether through daily television broadcasts, online news, social media, or reading a popular science book, the way science is communicated influences how we receive, understand, and act on scientific information.

2020 shortlisted titles - Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang, The Body by Bill Bryson, The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan, Transcendence by Gaia Vince, The World According to Physics by Jim Al-Khalili and the Double X Economy by Linda Scott.
The 2020 shortlisted titles

During the pandemic, the celebrations for the annual Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize have taken on an urgent relevance.

The books championed by the Insight Investment Science Book Prize embody compelling science communication and provide an opportunity for readers to engage more deeply with science in an uncertain world.

Join the Royal Society's panel of experts as we announce the 2020 winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize and explore the importance of, and challenges for, science writing at a time when the spotlight is firmly on science and science communication.