Sir Paul Nurse - the new enlightenment

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Sir Paul Nurse - the new enlightenment

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Sir Paul Nurse, one of the world’s great scientists and communicators, explains why science matters hugely to us all.

We need to embrace a New Enlightenment to ensure that science is promoted and used effectively. Science enhances our culture and civilisation, improves our health and quality of life, helps solve the world’s biggest problems, and supports sustainability. It influences nearly everything we do, is absolutely essential to drive economies and is one of the UK’s greatest assets.

In this lecture Sir Paul will make the case for valuing science and ensuring that society engages with, and benefits from, scientific progress and discovery.

This is the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ annual research lecture.


A drinks reception will follow the lecture generously sponsored by the Royal Microscopical Society RMS Logo


The picture of Sir Paul Nurse, shown here, has been provided courtesy of the BBC.