The two cultures is the first part of an influential 1959 rede lecture by british scientist and novelist c p snow its thesis was that the intellectual life of the whole of western society was split into two cultures the sciences and the humanities which was a major hindrance to solving the worlds problems the two cultures and the scientific revolution 1959 was a published . Published in book form snows lecture was widely read and discussed on both sides of the atlantic leading him to write a 1963 follow up the two cultures and a second look an expanded version of the two cultures and the scientific revolution. Snow delivered 7 may 1959 a lecture at cambridge the two cultures and the scientific revolution and immediately after a book was printed the book i am talking about here is a second and expanded version the two cultures a second look the book has an introduction by stefan collini almost the same lenght than snows text. The two cultures and the scientific revolution on 7 th may 1959 the physicist and author c p snow charles percy snow 1905 1980 then fifty three years old and a former research chemist and more recently a top civil servant and best selling novelist delivered the annual rede lecture in the senate house of the university of cambridge. Such features never lose dieir charm and undoubtedly make the book more attractive to read but they do not in my opinion add anything ofsubstance to die audiors case bernard katz university college london the two cultures and the scientific revolution by c p snow rede lecture 1959 new york cambridge university press 1959 pp 58
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