This year's RTS / IET Public Lecture will be given by Sir Paul Nurse, titled Science as Revolution.
This lecture will examine the ways in which science is changing the world and how the world needs to respond to these changes. Sir Paul will explain how scientific knowledge has brought about revolutions in the ways that we live and in the technologies that support society.
The lecture will be chaired by Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide. Fujitsu are sponsoring the arrival drinks and reception.
About Sir Paul Nurse
Sir Paul Nurse is a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and cell biologist.
He studied Biology at the University of Birmingham before receiving a PhD from the University of East Anglia in 1973, focusing on amino acid pools Candida utilis.
Since then, Sir Paul has spent time in laboratories in the UK and abroad, and has also worked as Professor of Microbiology at the University of Oxford and the Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK. He was elected President of the Royal Society in 2010, and is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute.
In 2001 Sir Paul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine alongside Leland Hartwell and Tim Hunt for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells in the cell cycle.