Oxford Centre for Global History

The Oxford Centre for Global History was established by the History Faculty in June 2011 to reflect its strong commitment to the field. Global History in Oxford is defined broadly as the global movement of people, goods, and ideas and the consequences that flow from them. Chronologically, it extends across all historical periods from ancient to late modern.

The Centre is particularly keen to encourage cooperation between historians of different periods, as well as places, in the study of themes of global significance. It will support research projects, and host workshops, seminars, and conferences. A key part of the Centre’s role is to facilitate the research of all those in Oxford who are keen to develop a global history dimension in their work. 


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Paul Nurse Lecture

Science as Revolution

Professor Sir Paul Nurse (Francis Crick Institute)


Friday 2 March, 5pm

Examination Schools

We are pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Nobel prize-winning geneticist Professor Sir Paul Nurse on Friday 2 March 2018. Speaking to the topic of ‘Science as Revolution,’ this lecture celebrates the launch of the University of Oxford’s new Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Formerly the President of the Royal Society, Professor Sir Paul Nurse is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute. His remarkable career has encompassed roles such as the Director General of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund; 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. In 2001 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

All welcome. Registration essential: global@history.ox.ac.uk

For further events and information visit our website http://global.history.ox.ac.uk


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