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Job Opportunity - Project Assistant

December 15, 2014

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking for a part-time (50%) research and administration assistant to support a

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The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking for a part-time (50%) research and administration assistant to support a new public communication project on Biology, aimed primarily towards the Christian church. The role will involve coordinating web and social media output, library and web-based research, organising events, and general admin. There will also be opportunities for writing, giving presentations and running focus groups.

 This position would suit a biology graduate with several years’ experience in research or administration, and an interest in the relationship of science to questions of faith. The starting salary will be in the range £24,037 to £25,010 pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits. This is a three year fixed term appointment.

 A detailed job description may be requested from faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk. Applications quoting position FP3/1 should include a CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 15th January 2015. Interviews are expected to be held on 30th January and the appointment will be made as soon after interview as possible.

 

EMERITUS DIRECTOR GIVES HERRMANN LECTURES

November 17, 2014

Over the period Nov 5-7 the Emeritus Director, Dr Denis Alexander, was at Gordon College near Boston giving

Over the period Nov 5-7 the Emeritus Director, Dr Denis Alexander, was at Gordon College near Boston giving the annual Robert Herrmann Lectures under the overall title 'Is Life Going Anywhere? Creation-Biology, Randomness and Purpose'. The lectures were given in honour of Robert Herrmann, a close friend of the late Sir John Templeton, who co-authored a number of books with Sir John. A total of 633 people attended the three lectures, with many discussions held with the 53 students and faculty who attended the formal dinners, plus many others in more informal contexts. Each evening a different respondent addressed the contents of the lecture before an extended time for Q&A. Dr Alexander also spoke on creation and biology to around 600 students at the weekly Gordon College Convocation.

Denis Alexander to give annual Herrmann Lectures in Boston (USA) from 5-7 November

October 31, 2014

The Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College (north of Boston, USA) will be hosting Dr. Denis Alexander, Emeritus

The Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College (north of Boston, USA) will be hosting Dr. Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director at The Faraday Institute, for the 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science next week. The event is a three day affair from November 5th-7th, and the full schedule is available at http://www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures/upcoming

Job opportunity - Faraday Institute Administrator

October 14, 2014

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE ADMINISTRATOR FP2/12 The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (www.faraday-institute.org) is looking for a proactive and efficient individual to

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THE FARADAY INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE

ADMINISTRATOR

FP2/12


The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (www.faraday-institute.org) is looking for a proactive and efficient individual to be the Institute administrator (due to the retirement of the current administrator at the end of 2014). You will be the first point of contact for the Institute and therefore the “public face” of Faraday. The role has two aspects: 60% being the important administrative duties that ensure the smooth running of the Institute; and 40% being to support the Marketing and Events Manager in running courses and other events. The latter will involve working a few weekends and evenings, for which time off in lieu may be taken. The work involved is varied and requires a willingness to be flexible in response.

The successful candidate will have relevant background experience and must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The salary for this position will be in the range £24,519 to £27,074 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

A detailed Job Description and Person Specification may be requested from Mrs Polly Stanton [ps400@cam.ac.uk]. Applications quoting Position FP2/12 should include a c/v, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to The Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Polly Stanton, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [ps400@cam.ac.uk] by Friday 14th November 2014. Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 24th November 2014.


 

Job Opportunities with the LASAR project in Reading

September 15, 2014

The LASAR project, based at the University of Reading has two vacancies: Multi-Media Producer and Editor (AS14143)

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The LASAR project, based at the University of Reading has two vacancies:

  1. Multi-Media Producer and Editor (AS14143)
  2. LASAR Research Assistant (PM14106)

See the pdf for more information.

Book Launch for new book by Revd Dr Rodney Holder 16 September 2014

August 26, 2014

Longing Waiting Believing by Rodney Holder ISBN 978-1841017563 You are warmly invited to the book launch Tuesday 16 September 2014 7.30 pm. Entry is free • Great St

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Longing Waiting Believing

by Rodney Holder

ISBN 978-1841017563

You are warmly invited to
the book launch
Tuesday 16 September 2014
7.30 pm. Entry is free

Great St Mary’s
The University Church
Senate House Hill
Cambridge CB2 3PQ

Light refreshments

Presentation by
Revd Dr Rodney Holder
Signed copies
Launch price £7.99

The Revd Dr Rodney Holder presents his first book of Advent readings. Drawing on his scientific background and insights from his three ‘heroes’ John Polkinghorne, Georges Lemaître and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rodney takes you on a journey from Genesis to Revelation to explore the great themes of Advent.

Additional vacancy with Templeton World Charity Foundation

August 15, 2014

A PA post is currently being advertised by the University of Oxford for work on behalf of Templeton World Charity

A PA post is currently being advertised by the University of Oxford for work on behalf of Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF).


https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114709

Job Vacancies with Templeton World Charity Foundation

August 6, 2014

Two project co-ordinator posts are currently being advertised by the University of Oxford for work on behalf of Templeton World

Two project co-ordinator posts are currently being advertised by the University of Oxford for work on behalf of Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF).

The advertisement for the posts is at : https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114118

August Newsletter correction

August 1, 2014

The link to the talk given at the summer course by Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Durham University, on “God and

The link to the talk given at the summer course by Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Durham University, on “God and Cosmology” shown in the emailed version of the newsletter had a digit missing.  The correct link is: http://upload.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1764141.

New book "Who is to Blame?" by Bob White now avaialble from the Faraday online shop

June 10, 2014

Bob White, a leading geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a  profound knowledge of

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Bob White, a leading geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a  profound knowledge of the science behind dramatic natural events with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.

RRP £8.99 - Special Price £6


Publisher: Lion Hudson/Monarch
ISBN: 978-085721-473-7

 

7 June 2014 Edinburgh Course cancelled

May 22, 2014

We apologise that the Edinburgh course planned for 7 June has been cancelled because there was insufficient interest.  We hope that

We apologise that the Edinburgh course planned for 7 June has been cancelled because there was insufficient interest.  We hope that we will be able to run something similar in the Edinburgh area in the future.

Tour de France in Cambridge on 7 July - important travel information

May 9, 2014

The Tour de France will be travelling through Cambridge on Monday 7 July 2014.  This will impact on travel arrangements for

The Tour de France will be travelling through Cambridge on Monday 7 July 2014.  This will impact on travel arrangements for those arriving for the summer course on both Sunday the 6th and Monday 7th.

A new map of closed roads and official crossing points is now available;
www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/www.cambridge.gov.uk/files/documents/TDF_Race_Route_Cambridge.pdf

We believe that travel across the city will by unrestricted until about 3 or 4pm on the 6th but after that many of the roads will be closed.

The course is taking place at Lucy Cavendish College which is on the west of the city.  Access from the M11 or the Madingley Park and Ride site should not be affected. Coaches from the airport stop at Madingley and this may be a reliable (if somewhat slow) way to travel.

We will update this information as details becomes available or you can find out more from the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

 

 

New collaboration with God and the Big Bang Project.

May 2, 2014

  The Faraday Institute is delighted to announce a collaboration with the God and the Big Bang project. This project, led

 

The Faraday Institute is delighted to announce a collaboration with the God and the Big Bang project. This project, led by Executive Director Michael Harvey, has just received three years funding to run science and religion workshops in secondary schools in the UK. The Faraday Institute will be providing a programme of training in science and religion in the classroom for those who will facilitate the workshops. The Project is looking to appoint a full time Administrator who will work with the Executive Director to organise effectively the various aspects of God and the Big Bang. For further details and a job description please contact michael@mjhassociates.org.uk.

Uses and Abuses of Biology student bursary competition!

April 3, 2014

We are pleased to offer up to 10 bursaries for PhD students (sorry, no undergraduates or post-docs!) to attend the

We are pleased to offer up to 10 bursaries for PhD students (sorry, no undergraduates or post-docs!) to attend the Uses and Abuses of Biology workshop from 19th - 21st September in Christ's College, Cambridge. The workshop is being held to share some of the key and exciting findings of the UAB Research Programme with the international media. Participants will have the chance to mingle with leading academics in the field, researchers from the UAB programme and journalists and broadcasters from around the world. For more information, or to apply, go to www.uabgrants.org, or email Nell Whiteway on faraday.grants@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 15th May.

Faraday-St Edmund's College Bursaries

January 28, 2014

Faraday-St Edmund's College Bursaries The Faraday Institute is able to offer a limited number of bursaries for student members of St

Faraday-St Edmund's College Bursaries

The Faraday Institute is able to offer a limited number of bursaries for student members of St Edmund's College, Cambridge to attend our courses. Each Bursary covers the full cost of the Course Fee and food (apart from breakfast). For details see Faraday-St Edmund's College Bursaries.

Post graduate support

The Faraday Institute also offers bursaries of up to £7500 towards the cost of a postgraduate degree in any topic related to science and religion.  For further details please contact
faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk
 

'Greening the Gods' Conference booking now open

January 9, 2014

Academic Conference (non-residential)   Greening the Gods: Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World   18th-19th March 2014     This interdisciplinary conference will explore pagan, Jewish

Academic Conference (non-residential)
 
Greening the Gods: Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World
 
18th-19th March 2014
 
 
This interdisciplinary conference will explore pagan, Jewish and Christian ideas about the intersection of theology and ecology. How did these ancient thinkers understand their natural environment to stand in relation to the divine? And how did this understanding condition human interaction with the natural world?
 
At the same time, the conference will consider what impact, if any, should ancient thinking about the environment have on our own ecological thinking? As such this conference aims, in a mutually reinforcing process, to shape both our knowledge of the ancient world and the work of those who are writing the theology, philosophy and ethics of the twenty-first century.
The conference is sponsored jointly by the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge and the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and will be held in St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.
 
Further details including a booking form can be found on the Conferences page of this website.

The death is announced of Prof. Ian Barbour, considered to be the founder of the present field of science and religion.

January 2, 2014

We regret to announce the death of Prof. Ian Barbour died on December 24th. Obituaries have been published by  Carleton College and the John Templeton Foundation. Click

We regret to announce the death of Prof. Ian Barbour died on December 24th.

Obituaries have been published by  Carleton College and the John Templeton Foundation.

Click here to watch Ian Barbour reflect on his 1989–90 Gifford Lectures, videotaped on June 1, 2012 at the British Academy in London.