Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

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We are a proud sponsor of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. The importance of challenging pre-conceived wisdom to encourage new ways of thinking in all aspects of the sciences has significant parallels with how we look to maximise resilience in anticipation of change and uncertainty in the world’s financial markets.

One of our core objectives is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of both our clients and employees by providing market leading training and educational content. As a firm at the forefront of developing new investment techniques, our highly regarded client investment training programme aims to not only educate others but also promote originality within finance. Collaboration with the Royal Society enables us to give our clients unique access to this renowned platform of research and advance knowledge in a unique setting synonymous with education.

Read more about the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, including a list of past winners. Or watch the event video below Celebrating 30 years of popular science writing:

2018 Competition

Founded in 1988, the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize has supported outstanding popular science writing for 31 years.

Insight Investment supports the Science Book Prize because it celebrates the pursuit of original thinking and encourages ideas that challenge the status quo. The ideas expressed in the books entered into the Science Book Prize have longevity and spark the imagination. The authors are always engaging and committed, qualities which are meaningful to young people considering careers in STEM subjects.

As one of the largest pension fund managers in the UK many of Insight's employees have educational backgrounds in mathematics and the sciences. We therefore seek to work with institutions that promote public awareness of these subjects and which also foster greater diversity within related careers for generations to come.

2017 Competition

In 2017, for the 30th anniversary Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, Cordelia Fine's explosive study of gender politics, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, was the winner of the 'Booker Prize of science writing'.

Congratulations to all finalists who should be extremely proud to join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Bill Bryson and Andrea Wulf as this country’s best science authors.

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