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Faraday Institute Short Course no. 22: God and Genetics

St Edmund’s College: Sept 14-16, 2012

Deadline for applications: August 24, 2012
Deadline for Bursary applications: June 15, 2012

Aim of Course

This short course will cover a wide range of topics in contemporary genetics which raise questions of theological and ethical interest.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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Venue

The course will be held at St Edmund’s College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN

Course Schedule

Friday September 14
6.00 pmArrival
6.45 pmDinner
7.45 pmIntroduction
8.00 pmDr Helen Firth, Prof. Frances Flinter: Ethical Issues in Clinical Genetics
9.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
9.30 pmDrinks Reception - Getting to Know You
Saturday September 15
8.00 amBreakfast
9.00 amProf. Stephen Freeland: The Origins of the Genetic Code – Chance or Necessity?
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.30 amCoffee Break
11.00 amDr Robert Asher: Constructing Evolutionary History from Genetics and Palaeontology
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmDr David Lahti: The Genetics of Complex Human Behaviour
3.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmDr Denis Alexander: Genetic and Cellular Complexity: A Critique of Intelligent Design
5.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
7.00 pmGala Dinner
8.30 pmPanel Discussion with 4 Speakers – Questions and Discussion
9.30 pmBar and more Discussion
Sunday September 16
8.00 amBreakfast
9.00 amProf. John Bryant: Genetic Engineering: How far should we go?
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.30 amCoffee Break
11.00 amProf. Keith Fox: Genetics and Human Identity
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmProf. Sir Brian Heap: Food Security and Modern Genetics
3.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmDepart