Alumni Weekend: Lecture from our new Chancellor, Sir Paul Nurse FRS

15 July 2017, 11.00 AM - 15 July 2017, 12.15 PM

Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS

Nobel prize winner Sir Paul is a leading geneticist and cell biologist. His work on the control of cell division underpins current research into treatments for cancer and other serious diseases.

His contributions to science were recognised with a knighthood in 1999. In addition, Sir Paul's endeavours relating to the discovery of molecules that regulate the cell cycle saw him jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001.

Over the last 30 years, Paul has held many senior research leadership roles. He was Director General of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and then CEO of Cancer Research UK. He was appointed President of Rockefeller University in New York in 2003 and was elected as President of the Royal Society in 2010 for a five-year term.

Since 2011, Sir Paul has been the Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute, based in London and one of the largest biomedical research institutes in the world, which opened in 2016.

Sir Paul will be speaking about his career to date and the impact of his Nobel Prize-winning research. A strong believer in the value of education, Sir Paul’s speech will also include his views on higher education today, and the importance of alumni in the life of the University of Bristol.

Cost Free.

Booking information Online booking has now closed. Please email alumni-events@bristol.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 117 394 1049 to register for the weekend.