U3AC 40th Anniversary

Live lectures and AGM in the Debating Chamber of the Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge Street

2.30 pm             Amusing, shocking, informing: Cartoons and caricatures of the Bank of England

Speaker: John Keyworth

John will examine some of the sharply-penned cartoons and caricatures of the past two centuries which poke fun at that pillar of the Establishment, The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.

John Keyworth, U3AC member and tutor, was Curator of the Bank of England Museum from 1986 until his retirement in 2013.

3.15 pm              AGM

3.45 pm              Break

4.30 pm             What is Life?

Speaker: Sir Paul Nurse FRS

Paul will consider the question “What is Life?” by discussing five great ideas of biology, ranging from the ‘Cell’ to ‘the Logic of Life’. These concepts set a direction of travel towards a definition of life.

Paul is the Director of The Francis Crick Institute, former President of the Royal Society and Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine.


Event information


22 Mar 2022


2:30 pm


Norah Boyce Science Lecture - Debating Chamber of the Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge Street