Richard Patrick Whaite currently serves as Rector of the London Undergraduate Program of the University of Notre Dame. Prior to this he was tutor in theology at Trinity College, University of Oxford and a lecturer in the history of science and religion at University College London. After graduating in History and Philosophy of Science from UCL he moved to Oxford to study science and religion, and then to the University of Manchester to study theology and contemporary critical theory. The result was a project that examined concepts of incarnation in the history of Christian thought (Byzantine, Syriac and Latin) as they related to more recent trends in science studies and philosophy concerned with embodiment and materiality. Since then, via his institution associations, his research has comprised studies in the relationship of Christian non-conformity to science and scientific education in London between 1700 and 1850.

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