C. P. Snow blue plaque in Leicester

C.P. Snow, author and scientist, 1905-1980. Lord Snow of Leicester was born at 40 Richmond Road opposite this plaque

Charles Percy Snow CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980), who was raised to the peerage as Baron Snow, of the City of Leicester, was an English chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. He is best known for his series of novels known collectively as Strangers and Brothers, and for The Two Cultures, a 1959 lecture in which he laments the gulf between scientists and "literary intellectuals".

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