Sir Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose

The winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics, Sir Roger Penrose, is also an Oxfordian. When interviewed in 2014, Sir Roger said: “The [Looney] book made a very strong case – I think I am rather persuaded that … it was Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford … I went to see The Tempest … and that seemed to me very clearly a play where the author himself was revealing himself, and the person Prospero was clearly somebody who was in the aristocracy, he was not somebody who came up from nothing.”