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Science and Religious Education in Schools: New Possibilities - late applicants please phone Helen Newdick on 07989 558943 to register

Garden Room, Library Building: June 25, 2011

Aim of Course

This one-day conference will provide an intensive and exciting programme for those with an interest in the teaching and learning of science and religion. It will suit teachers and trainee teachers of science and religious education in primary and secondary schools. Join us to share ideas; hear from lead-researchers; ask questions of an expert panel and to network over a buffet lunch (which is included within the fee). There will also be a presentation of the LASAR project initial findings. This is a three year project which is researching pupils’ perceptions of science and religion and which is also producing free resources for use in the classroom at

Questions or comments can be emailed to Dr Berry Billingsley (LASAR project leader) at or to Dr Keith Taber (LASAR project consultant) at

Registration fee (which includes lunch): £20.00 (£10 for trainee teachers/students in higher education).

Please apply using the on-line application form.  Once your application is acknowledged you will be able to pay the registration fee using the on-line system.

LASAR – Learning about science and religion and
Sponsored by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

Click on a speaker's name to obtain brief biographical details.


The Garden Room is on the ground floor of the Library Building which is located in the far left-hand corner as you enter the College grounds. The free buffet lunch is served there.

Course Schedule

9.30 amRegistration
10.00 amIntroduction
10.05 amSession One
10.20 amSession Two
11.20 amCoffee Break
11.40 amProf. Sir Colin Humphreys FRS: Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
12.20 pmSession Three
1.00 pmLunch
1.45 pmProf. Michael Reiss: How should creationism and intelligent design be dealt with in the classroom?
2.30 pm Pam Hanley: The student perspective on the inter-relationship of science and religion in school
3.00 pmTea Break
3.15 pmDr Tonie Stolberg: Teaching Religion and Science: Effective pedagogy and practical approaches for RE teachers
3.45 pmPlenary
4.30 pmDepart