June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020

Online

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we held our first ever Faraday Institute summer course online. Although we haven’t been able to offer some of the things which we know people value from meeting in person, it’s been an enjoyable challenge to bring you this free online version in the comfort of your own home! We do hope that you feel you’ve benefited from the talks and question times and that you’ll join us again in the future.

Course speakers include:

Prof. René van Woudenberg (Free University of Amsterdam)
Prof. Roger Trigg (University of Oxford)
Prof. Tom McLeish (University of York)
Prof. John Walton (Wheaton College, USA)
Prof. Russell Cowburn (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Simon Conway-Morris (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Cara Wall-Scheffler (Seattle Pacific University, USA)
Dr Sharon Dirckx (Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics)
Rev. Dr. Joanna Collicutt (University of Oxford)
Prof. John Wyatt (University College London)
Dr Hilary Marlow (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Darren Evans (University of Newcastle)

Faith and science are often seen as uncomfortable bed-fellows. However, this has not always been so. In this series of webinars we examine the ways in which Faith and Science speak to each other in contemporary society and explore the theological and ethical issues which this dialogue raises. We aim to show that there is a better story to be told about faith and science than the prevalent one of conflict and mutual distrust.

The schedule for the Summer Course programme 2020 can be downloaded here.

A selection of abstracts can be read here.

Catch Up Online

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Science and Religion – Two Disciplines, One Reality

Prof. René van Woudenberg

Science and Religion – Two Disciplines, One Reality

June 29, 2020

A Theology Of Science

Prof. Tom McLeish

A Theology Of Science

June 29, 2020

Making Sense Of Randomness In The Physical World

Prof. Russell Cowburn FRS

Making Sense Of Randomness In The Physical World

June 30, 2020

Understanding Adam and Eve and the Fall

Prof. John Walton

Understanding Adam and Eve and the Fall

June 30, 2020

Does The Evolutionary Narrative Tend To Support Theism?

Prof. Simon Conway Morris FRS

Does The Evolutionary Narrative Tend To Support Theism?

July 1, 2020

Neuroscience and Human Identity

Dr Sharon Dirckx

Neuroscience and Human Identity

July 2, 2020

‘I think therefore I am’? Dementia and Human Identity

Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt

‘I think therefore I am’? Dementia and Human Identity

July 2, 2020

Dying Well

Prof. John Wyatt

Dying Well

July 2, 2020

Why Care About Conservation? (Part 2)

Prof. Darren Evans

Why Care About Conservation? (Part 2)

July 3, 2020