He is joined in conversation by Professor Karen Edwards and Andrew Dickson as the British Library and Francis Crick Institute team up to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of Paradise Lost.
Sir Paul Nurse is a geneticist whose work focuses on what controls the division and shape of cells. He was Professor of Microbiology, University of Oxford, CEO of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University New York. He is currently Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute – Europe’s biggest biomedical research institute under one roof. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2001 and the Royal Society Copley Medal in 2005.
Karen Edwards is Professor of English at the University of Exeter. A specialist in the works of John Milton and the portrayal of the natural world in the literature of the 17th and 18th centuries, she is author of Milton and the Natural World (1999) and Milton’s Reformed Animals: An Early Modern Bestiary (2005–2009).
Discussion chaired by Andrew Dickson, journalist, critic and author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare and Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe (2015).
Presented in association with Milton’s Cottage Trust