Nov 7-9, 2006

Wolfson College

Aim of Course

This course aims to equip church leaders and those training for ministry to answer some of the questions about science and religion which they might well face during the course of their ministry. Are science and religion in conflict? How does one interpret the early chapters of Genesis? What do science and religion say about the human person and how are ethical issues raised by science to be handled?

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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  • John Bryant : Bioethics
  • Dr Graeme Finlay : Genetics & the Image of God, Creation and Evolution
  • Revd Margot Hodson : Environment
  • Sir Colin Humphreys FRS : Astronomy and the Date of the Crucifixion
  • Bill Newsome : Faith in an Age of Science: the Challenge of the Neurosciences
  • Revd Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS: Universe in Trinitarian Perspective & Credibility of Resurrection
  • Dr Gordon Wenham : Interpreting Genesis

Venue

The course will be held in Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BB.

Wolfson is the most cosmopolitan college in Cambridge and among the liveliest and most agreeable. It was founded in 1965 by the University in order to provide more places for graduate students and more fellowships for the growing number of university lecturers and research workers. Click here for more information about Wolfson College.

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Course Schedule

Tuesday November 7
4.00 pm Arrival
5.30 pm Dr Graeme Finlay: Human Genetics and the Image of God
7.00 pm Registration (cont.)
7.30 pm Dinner
8.00 pm Prof. John Bryant: Science and Religion  An Overview
9.00 pm Questions and Discussion
9.30 pm Drinks Reception – Getting to Know You
 

Wednesday November 8

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Dr Graeme Finlay: Genesis and Phylogenesis
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Dr Gordon Wenham: Interpreting the Early Chapters of Genesis
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Revd Margot Hodson: Balancing Human and Environmental Concerns: A Contextual Theology for the Twenty First Century
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys FRS: Astronomy and the Date of the Crucifixion
5.00 pm Questions and Discussion
5.30 pm Prof. John Bryant: The Ethics of Stem Cell Research
6.30 pm Questions and Discussion
7.00 pm Gala Dinner
8.30 pm Panel Discussion – Questions and Discussion
10.00 pm Bar and more Discussion
 

Thursday November 9

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Prof. Bill Newsome: Faith in an Age of Science: the Challenge of the Neurosciences
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Revd Dr John Polkinghorne: The Universe in a Trinitarian Perspective
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Revd Dr John Polkinghorne: Is Destiny Beyond Death Credible?
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Concluding Remarks
4.30 pm Depart

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