OUT OF THIS WORLD! - MAR 31 - 6.13PM
I didn’t write a word. Not a single jotting. Nada. Nowt. Zilch.
Because it never once crossed my mind I should.
Professionally of course it was sloppy but Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse’s talk at the Sheldonian was so spellbinding I couldn’t do anything but listen in wonder.
The theme which formed this year’s President’s Lecture, was science’s great unanswered questions and Nurse who won the Nobel for his work on cell duplication and division was simply…extraordinary. A scientific superstar every bit as engaging and charismatic as Professor Brian Cox and Sir David Attenborough.
In fact, the hairs are still standing up on my arm.
True, I only understood about 10 per cent of what he said but who cares - I was mesmerised.