Introduction Stefan Collini; Preface to the second edition; Part I. The Rede Lecture, 1959: 1. The two cultures; 2. Intellectuals as natural luddites; 3. The scientific revolution; 4. The rich and the poor; Part II. The Two Cultures: A Second Look; Notes.
The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.
'Both the lecture itself and the controversy it spawned are complex phenomena, and in his editions of Snow's lecture and of the most famous response to it, by the literary critic F. R. Leavis, Stefan Collini has carefully and skillfully disentangled the many strands. The tale he tells is instructive in many respects - and perhaps more important now than it was when Leavis gave his response, fifty years ago.' Alan Jacobs, Books and Culture