The best science books ever 19 October 2006, 6.30pm

What’s the best scientific read you’ve ever had? Was it a book crammed with fresh new ideas, or maybe a story of discovery you just couldn’t put down? In this event we’re bringing together a panel to debate just that topic. Eminent biologist and author Armand Leroi will argue for King Solomon’s Ring, former Guardian science editor Tim Radford will choose The Periodic Table. Former New Scientist books editor Maggie McDonald will also bring a choice for the biggest read in science. But in true popular fashion, it’s the audience who will decide the eventual winner. So join us to celebrate the most exciting, influential and inspirational selections on the science bookshelf.

Venue: G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ

Tickets cost £8, £5 concessions (including students). For more information and to book, call the Royal Institution’s Events Team on 020 7409 2992 or go to


Jonathan Black Events Co-ordinator

The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS Tel: 020 7670 2939 Email: [email protected]

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