Too many people find science dull and uninspiring. It shouldn't be. It's about how everything works. Us, our world, our universe. It's life and death stuff. But the sad fact is that science is often presented in a lifeless, unexciting way. At its best, science writing gives us an understanding of the people who have delved into the workings of the universe - and opens our eyes to their remarkable discoveries.

Brian Clegg is an award-winning British science writer and public speaker who has written over 20 popular science books - if you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at the Science Books list and flip through what’s on offer.
He still manages to surprise me with something new on every page.
Alain de Botton, Mail on Sunday


See what happened when Brian introduced the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, to quantum physics