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Faraday lectures and other events

The termly public lecture in Cambridge is given on some aspect of science and religion by an internationally recognised speaker. Whilst academically rigorous, the lectures are accessible to a multidisciplinary audience. They take place in a variety of venues in Cambridge. The lectures are free of charge and there is no need to book. They are followed by a free drinks reception and an opportunity to talk informally with the speaker.

Video recordings of the lectures are made and the entire archive is available for free download from the Multimedia page on the Faraday Institute website, as are transcriptions of discussions with the speaker and an invited set of guests in the evening following each lecture.

In addition to the termly lecture series The Faraday Institute organises regular lunchtime seminars in Cambridge, one-day, weekend and week-long courses in Britain and abroad, and lectures or panel discussions at Science Festivals and other similar events.

Lecture archive

Science and the Reliability of the Bible

Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys FRS

5.30 pm Wednesday May 16, 2018

McCrum Theatre
Corpus Christi College

Christianity and Judaism claim to have their roots in history, but are the biblical records reliable? This talk will examine the scientific and other evidence in three challenging case studies: the story of Joseph (in Genesis), the sun standing still (in Joshua) and the Star of Bethlehem (in Matthew).

Human Identity in a Scientific World

The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams

5.30 pm Friday November 2, 2018

Old Divinity School
St John's College
All Saints' Passage