On 12 May, there will be a high profile debate in Westminster Abbey (where Darwin is buried) chaired by the BBC Today Programme presenter Sarah Montague. This will explore the compatibility of belief in God and Darwinian evolution. The panellists will include Lord Robert Winston, Professor Steve Jones, Dr Denis Alexander, and Professor Nancy Rothwell FRS.

This debate will draw on the findings of a major quantitative study conducted by polling company ComRes. This provided, for the first time, comprehensive data about the extent and nature of evolutionary and non-evolutionary opinion in the UK and its relationship to atheistic and religious beliefs. The resulting report ‘Rescuing Darwin – God an Evolution in Britain Today’ is being sold from the Faraday Shop folder.

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