Front of British Museum lit up at night

Meet the Trustees

Sir Paul Nurse, FRS

Paul Nurse was appointed to the British Museum board in September 2012.

Paul is a geneticist and cell biologist and the director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, previously serving as president of the Royal Society, chief executive of Cancer Research UK and president of Rockefeller University. He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals.

He was knighted in 1999 and received the Legion d'honneur in 2003, and has featured extensively on TV and radio.