LECTURE: Professor Sir Paul Nurse, 'Science as Revolution'

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The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and the Oxford Centre for Global History are pleased to announce:



Professor Sir Paul Nurse, FRS, FREng

Friday 2 March 2018 5pm

Examination Schools



Registration essential. For further information and to register interest, please contact global@history.ox.ac.uk.

Science has brought about revolutionary changes in our understanding of ourselves and the natural world, which have acted as major drivers of our culture and civilisation. This scientific knowledge has in turn brought about revolutions in the ways that we live and in the technologies that support society. A case can be made that science is the most revolutionary activity of humankind.

This lecture celebrates the launch of Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, a new research centre at the University of Oxford that builds on the broad chronological and geographical expertise of historians of science, medicine, and technology at the university's various museums, colleges, and faculties.  Co-hosted by Oxford's Centre for Global History, the lecture will probe how knowledge and technologies have transcended and transformed national boundaries.


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Professor Sir Paul Nurse is Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute; Director of Research at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and then Director General of the ICRF; Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK; President of Rockefeller University in New York City; and Member of the Council for Science and Technology advising the Prime Minister since 2000.  He has previously been President of the Royal Society; in 2001 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.