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Faraday Papers in Spanish

December 16, 2016

Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages.  Eight versions of the Papers in Spanish have just been posted

Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages.  Eight versions of the Papers in Spanish have just been posted and are available for free down-load. Another eight versions will be available soon so watch this space!

New Telephone Number - immediate effect

November 29, 2016

Please note we have a new Telephone Number for all enquiries; 01223 748888 Please update your records and apologies afor any inconvenience

Please note we have a new Telephone Number for all enquiries;

01223 748888

Please update your records and apologies afor any inconvenience

Job Advert - Course Director

October 24, 2016

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion St Edmund’s College Cambridge CB3 0BN Course Director Ref: FP3/10 Job Advertisement Job title:          Course Director, Faraday Institute

The Faraday Institute for Science
and Religion
St Edmund’s College
Cambridge CB3 0BN


Course Director
Ref: FP3/10
Job Advertisement

Job title:          Course Director, Faraday Institute

Reporting to:      Associate Director Faraday Institute

Location:    Cambridge

Purpose of Job:    Overall responsibility for the planning, organisation and execution of the Faraday Course Programme

Hours:     18.25 per week on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2018 in the first instance

Salary:    The salary will be between £39,188 - £49,642 per annum (FTE), depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Main Duties:      The post (0.5 FTE), which is until September 2018 in the first instance, involves the coordination and organisation of Faraday Courses.  The extent and nature of Faraday Courses, some of which are held overseas or in other cities in the UK, may be viewed at www.faraday-institute.org.

Required Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, good knowledge of the science and religion field, organisational and personal skills, and will be in agreement with the Christian ethos of The Faraday Institute.

Closing Date:     Applications quoting Position FP3/10 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, Mrs Rachel Simonson, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [Faraday.Administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 20 November. Interviews will be held on 28 November 2016. A Job Description may also be requested from Mrs Simonson
 

IN MEMORIUM: Dr Paul Joshua

September 16, 2016

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Dr

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Dr Paul Joshua, a Faraday Associate  and member of SAIACS (South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies) Faculty and Community.  He was Head of the Department of Pastoral Theology and Counselling and a wonderful collaborator on several Faraday Courses. Paul had endured a long struggle with diabetes related illness.  Our thoughts are with this family, especially his delightful wife and three children.

Annual Reception for Christians in the Cambridge scientific community

August 1, 2016

The Faraday Institute will hold the fifth annual reception on Monday 28 November 2016 starting from 6.00 p.m. in Emmanuel United Reformed

The Faraday Institute will hold the fifth annual reception on Monday 28 November 2016 starting from 6.00 p.m. in Emmanuel United Reformed Church. The invitation is for all in the Cambridge area who self-identify as scientists (from graduate students to FRSs and Nobel prize-winners) and who also self-identify as Christians.

This year's speaker will be Prof. Russell Cowburn FRS, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

The purpose of the free event is to provide a convivial opportunity to meet other Christians in the Cambridge scientific community, to hear a short talk by a well-known local speaker, and to spend some time in disciplinary discussion groups.

There will be a bookstall relating to science and religion.

Registration is essential - please visit www.cambridgereception.org.

 

New Faraday Paper No.19: Natural Theology (Revd Dr Rodney Holder)

July 13, 2016

New Faraday Paper Paper No. 19 Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Natural Theology

New Faraday Paper

Paper No. 19 Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Natural Theology

 We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our Faraday Paper series from Emeritus Course Director Revd Dr Rodney Holder.

Abstract

Natural theology is concerned with what we can know about God purely by being human and thinking about the world, apart from any special revelation, and science has often been a resource for this discipline. In the twentieth century its validity as an enterprise of theology proper has been seriously questioned. However, if there is natural theology in the Bible, it would seem to be legitimate after all.

Click here to read the paper 

Science and Faith in Kenya

April 14, 2016

Kenyan Christian and Scientific Affiliation    10-13 May  Keith Fox and Hilary Marlow from

Kenyan Christian and Scientific Affiliation 
 
10-13 May  Keith Fox and Hilary Marlow from the Faraday Institute will travel to Kenya to speak at the inaugural KCSA training workshop in Naivasha. They will be delivering eight lectures on a range of science and religion issues to 100 KcSA members. The theme of the training will be : Building consensus between scientific principles and Christian values. Participants will be lecturers and professors, postgraduate students and researchers.
For more details about KCSA please contact local organiser

Peter Kirira pkirira@mku.ac.ke

CRE International, London 2016 ExCeL, 17-20 May 2016

April 14, 2016

CRE International, London 2016 ExCeL, London 17-20 May 2016   We are delighted to be

CRE International, London 2016
ExCeL, London 17-20 May 2016
 
We are delighted to be hosting a stand and presenting two seminars at this year’s Christian Resources Exhibition in London. 
 
Christian Resources Exhibitions (CRE) is one of the most ecumenical events in the Christian calendar. There is no other exhibition in Europe that features so many organisations from such a broad church.
Nowhere else can church leaders experience such a broad range of resources under one roof. In addition, CRE provides inspiration, teaching and encouragement through a programme of seminars and arts performances.
 
This year The Faraday Institute will have a stand for the four days, where visitors can access a wide range of resources and chat or discuss through various topics relating to science and religion. 
 
We are also please to be presenting the following seminars: 
 
Tuesday 17th May
Science and faith
Has science disproved God? Should Christians avoid science? How can we reach non-believers who are convinced that religion has no place in a scientific world? Explore an approach with a positive attitude to the interactions of science and Christianity.
Lizzie Coyle, The Faraday Institute
 
Wednesday 18th May 
Wonders of the living world: Biology and belief
Step past the usual debates about science and faith, and instead celebrate creation, appreciate its intricacies and fruitfulness, and learn how science can hint at questions of meaning and purpose that go beyond science.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute
 
Find out more at https://www.creonline.co.uk/visitors/international/
 
Or email Eleanor Puttock epmp2@cam.ac.uk for a discounted ticket (limited availability)

Job Opportunity - Research Associate, The Impact Of Gene Modification On Human Dignity

March 16, 2016

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND RELIGION  RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, THE IMPACT OF GENE MODIFICATION ON HUMAN DIGNITY Ref: FP3/9 The Faraday Institute

Download further information (PDF)

Download further information (PDF)

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND RELIGION

 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, THE IMPACT OF GENE MODIFICATION ON HUMAN DIGNITY

Ref: FP3/9

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion based at St Edmund’s College has a full time Research Associate position available.  The research project entitled ‘The Impact of Gene Modification on Human Dignity’ is under the direction of Prof. Keith Fox, the Faraday Institute’s Associate Director.

The successful candidate will have a Doctoral or Master’s degree in a relevant area of scholarship and a proven track record in research. The applicant must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The salary will be between £28,661 - £31,330 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Applications quoting position FP3/9 should include an academic 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, Mrs Rachel Simonson, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 25 April 2016. The post is available immediately, until 31 August 2018. It is envisaged that interviews will be held on 9 May. For further details about the project please contact Mrs Rachel Simonson.

Job Opportunity - Director of External Affairs

February 29, 2016

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND RELIGION, CAMBRIDGE Director of External Affairs Ref: FP3/8 Job Advertisement The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion has

THE FARADAY INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND RELIGION, CAMBRIDGE

Director of External Affairs

Ref: FP3/8

Job Advertisement

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion has a new position available for a Director of External Affairs (50% FTE) to work with the Director and Research Director in fund raising and increasing the external profile of the Institute. This post will enable the Faraday Institute to be proactive in building links with the broader science and religion community in the UK, and internationally. The post-holder will also take responsibility for the fundraising aspects of the Faraday Institute’s work, particularly seeking to develop close links with potential donors who might provide significant and long-term funding.

The new Director of External Affairs will be a senior established academic or research leader with a strong record of raising funds and liaising with external organisations. The post-holder must be in full agreement with the ecumenical Christian ethos of the Institute and with its commitment to mainstream science.

The remuneration package for the Director of External Affairs will be commensurate with the seniority of the post and can be up to point 69 on the College's Salary Scale £69,561 (FTE). This is a fixed term appointment until 31 August 2018. The position is available immediately.

A detailed job description may be requested from Mrs Rachel Simonson, the Faraday Institute Administrator (faraday.administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk). Applications quoting position FP3/8 should include a CV naming three referees, together with a covering letter detailing 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 by the closing date of 31 March  2016.