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Science as Revolution

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Examination Schools, Oxford

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

SCIENCE AS REVOLUTION

Professor Sir Paul Nurse, FRS, FREng

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.

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

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.

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.

https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/a-z-researchers/researchers-k-o/paul-nu...

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