The Nobel laureate and preeminent scientist joins us with ‘a nearly perfect guide to the wonder and complexity of existence’ (Bill Bryson).
What Is Life? It’s a question that Nobel prize winning geneticist, Director of the Francis Crick Institute and former President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse has been thinking about for his entire life.
He joins How To Academy to reveal the answers. Taking us on a journey of discovery through the five great building blocks of biology — The Cell, The Gene, Natural Selection, Life As Chemistry and Life as Information — he will reveal how all living beings are connected.
Employing his gifts not only as a scientist but as a storyteller, this talk will bring child-like excitement to even the most jaded among us.
Praise for Sir Paul Nurse:
‘A beautifully written exploration of perhaps the most important question in science. I felt I was being given rare access to a truly deep understanding of a complex and profound subject. This is the best introduction to modern biology I’ve read.’ Brian Cox
‘…The writing is so spirited and knowledgeable — and the five sections so full of wondrous revelations — that I could not put it down. This is a book that will inspire a generation of biologists.’ Siddhartha Mukherjee
‘A masterful overview of biology that draws together big ideas, luminous details and personal insights. You emerge with a more profound sense of wonder about the diversity, complexity and interconnectedness of living organisms. It’s the biggest question in biology. And this book represents the best answer I’ve ever seen. Paul Nurse is a rare life-form – a Nobel-winning scientist and a brilliant communicator.’ Alice Roberts
The event takes place at 6:30pm GMT and includes access to a replay video available 48 hours after the event to enjoy with no time limit.