Chairman: Sir Brian Vickers, FBA
Project Director, Bacon Project: Professor G C Rees
Project Director, Correspondence: Dr A Stewart
Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was a philosopher, parliamentarian, scientist, essayist, lawyer and politician. He wrote extensively, and the aim of this project is to produce a complete critical edition of his works. In addition, as part of the project's overall plan, work is underway to produce a complete edition of his correspondence. Such was the range of Bacon's intellectual interests and his legal and political activities, that this edition of the correspondence is expected to become an indispensable primary source for sixteenth and seventeenth century English/British politics and government, law and jurisprudence, philosophy and literature.
Graham Rees, The Oxford Francis Bacon, and the Materiality of Texts, British Academy Review, 11 (July 2008)