The Faraday Institute at the Cambridge Science Festival
“With events from astronomy to zoology, the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival welcomes everyone to explore, discuss and debate Cambridge Science through talks, hands-on activities performances, exhibitions and films.” This year the theme is ‘getting personal’, looking at health and disease, our place in the world and our impact on the environment in which we live. We are delighted to have a presence at four events at this year’s University of Cambridge Science Festival.
Monday 13 March: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Exhibition Showcase St John’s College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP
Interested in the Big Questions of life, purpose and meaning? Meet the team from the Faraday Institute and explore the interaction of science and religion, from AI and identity; genome modification and human dignity; to the wonders of the living world. More information available here
Screening of a recording of the play “The God Particle” Monday 13 March: 6:30pm – 8:30pm St John’s College Old Divinity School, Main Lecture Theatre, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP
A scientist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery. They discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind.
Quote: The God Particle is a romantic comedy with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny.
“…moments of great hilarity… quite simply a show that just works.” **** Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe
Filmed at a performance of the play in front of a live audience at The Merlin Theatre in Frome, this screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Director James Cary, Vicar and scientist Canon Victoria Johnson, philosopher of physics Revd Dr Shaun Henson and theologian and philosopher Jamie Boulding. This is a free event and booking is essential.
Sunday 19 March: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Science Festival Choral Evensong University Church, Great St Mary’s Senate House Hill, CB2 3PQ A traditional service of Choral Evensong according to the Book of Common Prayer in the University Church, with a visiting preacher, to celebrate the Science Festival.
The speaker will be Revd Dr Roger Abbott, Research Associate at the Faraday Institute, who will discuss the cultural and religious impacts of natural disasters. More information here
Saturday 25 March: 10:00am – 4:00pm Open House on Science and Religion Merton Hall Farmhouse, JJ Thompson Avenue, CB3 0FD
Visit the University Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre and meet staff from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, staff from the forthcoming Ely Science Festival, and Muslim friends who are interested in the interface between Islam and Science. Further details here.