James Poskett’s Horizons on the Shortlist for the British Academy’s Book Prize

We’re absolutely delighted that James Poskett’s ‘revolutionary and revelatory’ new history of science, Horizons, has been shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2022!

Some praise for the book so far:

‘This treasure trove of a book puts the case persuasively and compellingly that modern science did not develop solely in Europe. Hugely important’ Jim Al-Khalili

‘Brilliant. Revolutionary and revelatory’ Alice Roberts

‘Remarkable. Challenges almost everything we know about science in the West’ Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in 12 Maps

‘Perspective-shattering’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, ‘Editor’s Choice’

Hear about it directly from the British Academy here. And keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the winner in October!