|Out and About with Faraday Staff
Earlier this year Director Bob White was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. This is a premier professional body in his research area and this honour is awarded to only one in a thousand of the membership.
Dr Denis Alexander spoke at a Workshop for Pastor-Theologians in Chicago 11-12 October. This is a group of US pastors who all did their PhDs in theology in Cambridge and Oxford in the early 2000s and thereby built friendships which have lasted. This led to these annual workshops, now in their tenth year, and this year was on science and faith. Denis will be speaking at the Jubilee Centre Lounge, Cambridge, October 20, on the subject of genetic determinism, and will be giving the annual Dallinger Lecture at the University of Plymouth on November 4 under the title ‘Are we Slaves to Our Genes? A Scientific and Christian Perspective'. On November 10 he will be speaking on ‘Christianity and Science - Friends or Foes?’ at Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dr Hilary Marlow led a study morning on "Greening the Faith" in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Together with Prof. Keith Fox she will be in Chile from 29 October - 3 November for a Faraday Overseas Course "Science and Faith: Contemporary Challenges"
Dr Ruth Bancewicz has been out on the road a lot in recent weeks: Locally and further afield including Leeds and Worcestershire. Here is a link to one of Ruth's recent blog posts: with Advisory Board member, Harvey McMahon's recent Cambridge Paper. Here is a link to a podcast with our colleague, Research Associate, Dr Caroline Tee.
Faraday's Research Associate Alexander Massmann has started a new blog about ethical questions relating to the possibility of modifying the human genome. Recent, far-reaching advances in genome editing have been widely publicised, but this is often accompanied by calls for a wider public debate. The blog will contribute to this debate by clarifying technical issues and teasing apart the moral dimensions for the non-specialist. Please point your browser to http://www.genethicsblog.wordpress.com. A click at the menu also points you to an option to be kept up-to-date via e-mail.