September 2, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Lucy Cavendish College and Online

2020 marked 100 years since the death of the great Dutch philosopher, theologian, and statesman Abraham Kuyper. To commemorate Kuyper’s contribution, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is hosting an academic workshop in Cambridge entitled ‘Abraham Kuyper, Science, and Philosophy: A Centenary Celebration’.

Call for Papers

Abraham Kuyper

We welcome abstracts for papers that discuss Abraham Kuyper’s views on the intersections between philosophy, theology, and science.

Topics might include Kuyper’s notion of the Reformed worldview’s contribution to modern science, Kuyper’s attitude toward the tradition of natural philosophy/natural theology, Kuyper’s account of creation and the image of God, his notion of ‘Platonic dualism’, or other aspects of his thought. But we also view the Kuyperian tradition as a living (and contested) framework for philosophy, theology, and science. So we welcome constructive papers which develop some Kuyperian themes in conversation with a contemporary scientific discipline or scientific issue.

Finally, we encourage papers which provide more critical perspectives on the Kuyperian tradition. Papers should be written for presentation in about 20 minutes.

For those unable to afford a regular or student ticket, a limited number of Faraday bursaries are available. Applicants should register and apply as detailed below.

Who can apply for a bursary?

General requirements – applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate of a recognised university from any country in the world;
  • Have a level of English sufficient to benefit from the course;
  • Be in genuine financial need.

After completion of the course, the recipient will agree to publicise the work of The Faraday Institute in their home country.

Bursary eligibility

In addition to the above general requirements, bursary applicants must be a current full-time student (undergrad or postgrad). In exceptional circumstances, free registration may be extended to others unable to pay for the conference.

Please submit the Bursary Application form below. Bursary applications will be considered on a rolling basis up until 1 July 2021 or earlier if all bursaries places have been filled. Successful applicants will be notified.

NOTE: Faraday bursaries are awarded by open competition. The application procedure requires the submission of sufficient information to make assessment equitable. The Faraday Institute emphasises that it cannot engage in any discussion or correspondence about why a scholarship or bursary application is unsuccessful.

How to submit an abstract/apply for a bursary

To submit an abstract or apply for a Faraday Bursary you need to:

  • Fill in the application form below and submit online.
  • (If you wish to submit an abstract and apply for a bursary please select Submit Abstract and complete the form in full)

If you have any questions regarding this conference please contact


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Submit Abstract

Deadline 1 June 2021


Bursary Application

Considered on a rolling basis up until 1 July 2021