The Francis Bacon Project
- Project status
Co-Chairs: Professor Alan Stewart and Dr Angus Vine
Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was a philosopher, parliamentarian, scientist, essayist, lawyer and politician. He wrote extensively, so the Oxford Francis Bacon project was created. It was originally directed by the late Professor Graham Rees, with the aim 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 16th and 17th century English/British politics and government, law and jurisprudence, philosophy and literature.