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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

Professor White is awarded the Gold Medal for a lifetime of distinguished achievement in solid Earth geophysics.
 
We are delighted that our Director Prof. Bob White has been awarded the
“Gold Medal for a lifetime of distinguished achievement in solid Earth
geophysics from the Royal Astronomival Society.
 
Announcement taken from the RAS official website. 
 
The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2018 winners
of its awards, medals and prizes. Each year the RAS recognises
significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics
through these awards.
 
The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held
on Friday 12 January 2018. The winners will be invited to collect their
awards at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in Liverpool
in April.
 
The Society's highest honour is its Gold Medal, which can be awarded for
any reason but usually recognises lifetime achievement. Past winners
include Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Arthur Eddington and Stephen
Hawking. It was first awarded in 1824; since 1964 two have been awarded
each year: one for astronomy, and one for geophysics.
 
This year the winners of the Gold Medals are Professor James Hough,
emeritus holder of the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy at the
University of Glasgow, and Robert White, Professor of Geophysics,
Geodynamics and Tectonics at the University of Cambridge.
 
Professor White is awarded the Gold Medal for a lifetime
of distinguished achievement in solid Earth geophysics.
 
Professor Robert White, winner of the Gold Medal in geophysics. He has
made fundamental, transformative contributions in five different areas
of Earth science: mid-ocean ridges, mantle plumes and flood basalts,
continental rifting, convergent margins, and dyke injection, seismicity
and volcanism. Alongside his work in Cambridge, since 2010 he has also
been an adjunct professor at the University of Iceland, where he studies
volcanic rift processes and maps movement of magma beneath the surface.
He has trained more than 50 students and post-doctoral researchers, many
of whom have taken up senior faculty positions in academia and industry.
Professor White’s early research career was in marine geophysics, where
his work on magmatism associated with the early stages of rifting is
probably the best known, most influential and most cited in his career
so far. More recently, he has worked extensively and fruitfully in
Iceland on the elevated Mid-Ocean Ridge where, in 2014-15, his group
used an array of 75 broad-band seismometers to study a 46-kilometre-long
dyke culminating in a surface eruption. His 250 peer reviewed
publications on geodynamics and geophysics have been cited more than
5,500 times and are a testament to the huge impact he has had on our
understanding of the solid Earth.
 
To read the full announcements of all the awards and details go to http://bit.ly/2AUDtLk

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

2017 Thanksgiving Appeal

November 7, 2017

Looking back on the first 11 years and preparing for the next 20 In this season of Thanksgiving, we are

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Looking back on the first 11 years and preparing for the next 20

In this season of Thanksgiving, we are looking back on our first eleven years and celebrating with gratefulness all we have been able to achieve through the encouragement, prayers and generous giving of our supporters across the world.

From our small beginnings in 2006, we have grown to become a leading and highly-respected voice in the science and religion dialogue worldwide, not only within the academic community but in churches, schools, colleges and the public square. Our voice has been one of reason, balance, honesty and respect – an antidote, we hope, to the prevailing narrative of conflict and misunderstanding. We are proud that with the help of our supporters we have been able to contribute a positive message of how science and faith can work together to their mutual benefit, and we are thrilled at how, with support from our donors, we have been able to provide a pastoral resource to many who have struggled with ‘faith as the enemy of science’ or vice versa. Our international impact continues to grow through courses, on-line resources and Faraday Papers in different languages, and we feel especially privileged to be welcoming an increasing number of American speakers and delegates to our activities in Cambridge. Also noteworthy is the fact that 60% of the downloads of Faraday lectures from the University of Cambridge website are to US-based viewers.

As we write, we are excited to report that we have just completed a move into our new premises within the Cambridge Woolf Building (illustrated above) located within the grounds of Westminster College, made possible by a generous donation that has secured us a 20-year sub-lease. This is the first page of a new chapter in which we hope to consolidate our core resources and create a stable platform with which to attract the next generation of leaders, scholars and communicators. 

Further  details of how to donate and support our growth can be found in the document above. 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools

October 20, 2017

Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools A newly-published

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Muslims and Evangelicals reject evolution LESS if they attend faith schools

A newly-published study examining attitudes to evolution in Britain reveals that faith school attendance is associated with more acceptance of evolution for Muslims and evangelical Christians. The study is the first in the country to analyse attitudes to evolution among Christian, Muslim and non-religious groups.

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The Faraday Institute has moved

September 20, 2017

The Faraday Institute has moved to new accomodation over the road. Our new address: The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion The Woolf

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The Faraday Institute has moved to new accomodation over the road.

Our new address:

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

The Woolf Building

Madingley Road

CB3 0BU

The postcode will take you to Lucy Cavendish College; please see the map for directions to our building.  Parking remains at St Edmund's College.

Our phone number remains 01223 748 888

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