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Short Course no. 11: Science, Religion and the Environment

Westminster College: June 27-29, 2008

Deadline for applications: June 9, 2008
Deadline for Bursary applications: April 28, 2008

Aim of Course

This course will examine the scientific evidence for climate changecaused byhuman activity. It will bringscientific andtheological perspectives to bear on what can and should be done about it and on such issues as sustainability and the impact of environmental degradation on the poor. As with all Faraday Institute courses internationally renowned experts will be invited to deliver the course.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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Venue

The course will be held at Westminster College, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0AA. Click here to obtain further details about the College.

Westminster College is housed in an impressive late 19th century grade II listed building situated in two acres of gardens within easy walking distance of Cambridge City Centre, the celebrated 'Backs' and other University Colleges. It is located a few hundred metres from St. Edmund's College, the home of the Faraday Institute.

Westminster College is on the main ring road within easy access off the M11 and A14 and has on-site parking. The College is a short taxi ride from the train and bus stations. Airport coach or train from Stansted Airport (the most convenient airport for Cambridge) takes 30-40 minutes. Location map for Westminster College.

Course Schedule

Friday June 27
6.00 pmArrival
6.45 pmDinner
7.45 pmIntroduction
8.00 pmProf. Sir John Houghton: Sustainable Climate and Energy Use
9.30 pmDrinks Reception - Getting to Know You
Saturday June 28
8.00 amBreakfast
9.00 am
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.30 amCoffee Break
11.00 amProf. Bob White FRS: Why Care for Creation?
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmProf. Calvin DeWitt: Sifting and Winnowing for the Truth: Climate Change in an Age of Deception
3.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmProf. Richard Bauckham: Jesus, God and Nature in the Gospels
5.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
5.30 pmDr Hilary Marlow: Environmental Justice and the Biblical Prophets
6.30 pmQuestions and Discussion
7.00 pmGala Dinner
8.30 pmPanel Discussion with 5 Speakers Questions and Discussion
10.00 pmBar and more Discussion
Sunday June 29
8.00 amBreakfast
9.00 am
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.30 amCoffee Break
11.00 amProf. Calvin DeWitt: Biblical Teachings on Environmental Stewardship and Caring for Creation
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmProf. Douglas Moo: New Testament Eschatology and the Environment
3.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmDepart