The Francis Crick Institute hosts the London Evening Standard’s 1000 event

  • Date created: 16 October 2014

The London Evening Standard chose the Francis Crick Institute as the venue to unveil its annual list of the 1000 most influential people in London this evening.

The 1000 is a celebration of the one thousand people who make London the world's creative and cultural powerhouse. Drawn from all sectors and walks of London life - from finance, to science, technology, media and politics - the list is selected by a panel of London Evening Standard reporters and critics.

This year's edition of The 1000, which has been published in association with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the Francis Crick Institute, has a special focus on London's contribution to science, medicine and global humanitarism. Paul Nurse, the director of the Crick, was listed as one of the capital's 10 most influential people. Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai were also recognised by the Evening Standard for their contributions, with both being listed in the Top 20.

The Evening Standard's Editor, Sarah Sands, said: "Now is the time for the Evening Standard to celebrate London's wealth of scientific talent and ambition. This global capital is a great force for good in science and medicine. It is wonderful that London looks out and shoulders its international responsibilities."

The full list of the London Evening Standard's 1000 Most Influential Londoners 2014 will be published in the Evening Standard on Friday 17th October 2014.

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