Faraday Institute Newsletter No. 29 - June 2008
A highlight of the past month has been the public lectures held in
Although Faraday Staff members regularly lecture in many parts of the world, we have not until now organised many such events outside of
This coming month will see a cluster of Faraday activities. Those living in the Cambridge area are welcome to this term’s public lecture, which this time will take the form of a discussion between Prof. Richard Swinburne [Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford] and Prof. Colin Howson [Professor of the Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics] on the topic ‘Simplicity and Complexity – God, Science and Dawkins’. Interlocutors will include the Revd Dr Rodney Holder [The Faraday Institute], Prof. Michael Welker [Professor of Theology,
The month will also see our final Research Seminar of the term when Prof. Nicolaas Rupke will speak at 1.00 p.m. in the Garden Seminar Room of St. Edmund’s College on the topic: ‘Animal Behaviour and Human Morality in Historical Perspective’.
There is an excellent line-up of speakers for the Faraday Course on ‘Science, Religion and the Environment’ over the weekend 27-29 June, including Prof. Sir John Houghton FRS, Dr Marie Connett Porceddu, Prof. Calvin DeWitt, Prof. Richard Bauckham, Prof. Douglas Moo, Dr René Padilla and Prof Bob White FRS. Bookings can still be made for the day conference on 25th June in
There is still time to register for the Faraday Summer Course to be held 20-26 July 2008. This year the Course will last for just one week and once again an impressive ensemble of speakers will be available to tackle the overview topic: ‘From the Big Bang to the Brain: Current Issues in Science and Religion’. As usual full details may be found at www.faraday-institute.org (Course Folder), Speakers include: Prof. Peter Harrison, Prof. Ernan McMullin, Revd Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS, Dr Katherine Blundell, Prof. Simon Conway Morris FRS, Prof. Peter Clarke and Prof. Joel Green.
This month’s talks by Faraday Staff have included Rodney Holder speaking on ‘Science and Faith - Friends or Foes?’ in the Truthquest seminar series in Brighton and Dr Hilary Marlow speaking on ‘Therefore the Land Mourns: Environmental justice and the 8th century prophets’ at a conference in
Denis Alexander Bob White
[Director, Faraday Institute] [Associate Director]