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General information on Faraday courses

Types of course

The Faraday Institute offers two types of course on science and religion held at various venues within the University of Cambridge:

  • Short Courses are generally organised as week-end events running from Friday evening registration through to completion on Sunday afternoon. These range from general introductory courses to more specialised courses on science and religion. They are ideal for scientists and others who find it difficult to make time during the week for such activities.
  • Summer Courses are week-long events which allow more in-depth introductory and specialised coverage of science-religion topics. Summer Courses allow more time for events in the city of Cambridge such as 'History of Science and Religion Tours'.

High profile lecturers are drawn from the international research community to lecture at all these courses.

Additional benefits

Other benefits of attending Courses include: free sample journals and other materials in delegates' packs, and access to a book-stall with an extensive range of recent science-and-religion books, many of them heavily discounted.

Who can apply?

Courses are open to graduates and undergraduates from any university in the world and are open to those of any faith or of none. Delegates are welcome from any stage of career.

Many courses are particularly appropriate for those teaching and doing research within the scientific community who may not normally have time to investigate this more general inter-disciplinary arena.

Due to the limited numbers of delegates accepted on each Course (about 30), the subsidised Course and food/accommodation fees, and the general popularity of Faraday Courses, you are strongly recommended to apply early.

How to apply

Faraday courses are subsidised for charitable and educational purposes and are heavily over-subscribed. In addition course fees are further reduced for students and post docs, and each course has quotas of delegates charged at different levels. Therefore applications are carried out by a two-stage process: