Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Michael Hunter wins Samuel Pepys Award

27th October 2011

The fifth Samuel Pepys Award has been presented to Michael Hunter for his biography of the 17th century scientist Robert Boyle.

Boyle: Between God and Science was described as 'fascinating' by the judging panel, which awarded Hunter the GBP 2,000 prize and a specially-commissioned medal during a ceremony at St Paul's School, where Pepys was a scholar.

The bi-annual award is given to a writer who has made the greatest contribution to the understanding of Pepys and mid-17th century writing, in order to encourage scholarship in this area.

Chair of the judging panel Ann Sweeney said there was no doubt in the judges' minds about who should win the award, describing Boyle: Between God and Science as a 'tour de force' that sensitively explores the life of one of the key figures in the scientific revolution, whose faith frequently threatened to impact on his work.

'This is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable man whose strong religious beliefs were balanced by his constant search for explanation in the world of science,' she added.

Hunter follows in the footsteps of J. D. Davies, who was awarded the most recent Samuel Pepys Award in 2009 for Pepys's Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-1689, described by the judges as being 'very comprehensive and written with great authority'.

Latest Blog
The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

How Eating Well can lead to Living Better
20/03/2017

Myles Hopper describes how and why the pair became preoccupied with healthy eating.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd