Join us for our highly anticipated Annual Science Lecture. This year’s lecture, Science as Revolution, will be given by the President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse.
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.
Sir Paul, a renowned geneticist and cell biologist, is President of the Royal Society and Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London. He has served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University.
He was joint winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received a Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals. He was knighted in 1999 and received the Legion d'honneur in 2003.
Guests will be asked to take their seats from 19.30 for a 19.45 start.
The lecture will be followed by a short question and answer session.
A bar will be open from 18.45.