The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books has been announced. The Royal Society presented the £10,000 award to Gavin Pretor-Pinney at an award ceremony held at the Royal Society in London. Sponsorship for this year’s award was provided by global investment management company Winton Capital Management, as part of a five year sponsorship deal for the prize.
The authors of each shortlisted book were awarded £1000.
The judging panel:
- Richard Holmes, biographer and previous winner of the prize
- Professor Jenny Clack FRS, Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology
- Robert Llewellyn, writer, actor and TV presenter
- Professor Cait MacPhee, Professor of Biological Physics.