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Stephen Hawking Remembered
March 15, 2018
The Faraday Institute conveys its sincere condolences to the family and friends
The Faraday Institute conveys its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Prof. Stephen Hawking FRS following his death yesterday [14th March 2018].
Prof. Hawking’s academic achievements have undeniably secured his enduring place amongst the intellectual elite. He will also be remembered for his remarkable personality and approach to life . Despite overwhelming odds, he relentlessly pursued not only his own scientific work but also engaged in communicating science beyond the academy. The many quotes currently circulating serve as reminders of his frequent encouragements to wonder at and explore the secrets of the universe. Despite his ostensibly atheist beliefs, he was ready to engage in science-religion discussions, especially when they concerned the topic of cosmology.
Prof. Hawking engaged in a friendly and positive fashion with the activities of The Faraday Institute on several occasions. A notable example was his introductory welcome to a play entitled ‘Let Newton Be!’, a celebration of the life, work and faith of Isaac Newton, which was commissioned in 2009 by the Institute as a contribution to the 800th Birthday celebrations of Cambridge University. Amongst the many accolades which Prof. Hawking can be said to have shared with Newton was the esteemed position of the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge. It was therefore particularly fitting that the gala performance of a play about the second holder of that chair was introduced by the seventeenth. A recording of Prof. Hawking’s witty and entertaining introduction can be heard here.
Prof. Hawking’s own work and engagement with the science and religion field typifies the University’s 809-year history, during which time countless scientists, or natural philosophers as they were known in previous centuries, have contributed to a wide-ranging interdisciplinary exploration of the universe. Many consider that this enhances our understanding of the wisdom of God in creation. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
Faraday Papers in multiple languages - the latest addition.
February 28, 2018
Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages. We are delighted that Faraday Paper No.4:The Anthropic Principle and the
Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages. We are delighted that Faraday Paper No.4:The Anthropic Principle and the Science and Religion Debate by Revd Dr John Polkinghorne is now available in Arabic at http://bit.ly/2BZ3QUW
We are constatntly updating our resources in various ways, watch this space for more additions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you think there is a language or resource we have missed and we can let you know if it is in progress or arrange for it to be considered.
Places on Reading is Believing? colloquium available now
January 25, 2018
Registration is now open for our 2-day academic colloquium, 'Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age', which
Registration is now open for our 2-day academic colloquium, 'Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age', which will be held at Clare College, Cambridge from 26-28 March 2018. A limited number of early bird discounts are available until 31 January. For more info go to https://readingisbelieving.eventbrite.co.uk/
Professor White is awarded the Gold Medal for a lifetime of distinguished achievement in solid Earth geophysics.
January 15, 2018
Professor White is awarded the Gold Medal for a lifetime of distinguished achievement in solid Earth geophysics. We are delighted that our
Summer Course Bookings Open: The Science of Human Flourishing
January 4, 2018
Our flagship Summer Course (1-6 July) "Science, Faith and Human Flourishing" addresses a number of the big questions which
Our flagship Summer Course (1-6 July) "Science, Faith and Human Flourishing" addresses a number of the big questions which profoundly impact the way we understand the world around us. Be part of a diverse group, interacting with world-renowned speakers from a wide range of disciplines (scientific, historical, theological and philosophical) to discover how science and religion together help us to us flourish.
For further details and to book go tohttp://bit.ly/2Aqh6NM