Rev. Dr John Polkinghorne, a Faraday Advisory Board member, has been one of the leading figures of the science and religion dialogue over the last 40 years and was the founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR). In honour of his 80th birthday, the ISSR are holding a major essay competition open to all students and junior academics (not yet in a tenured post) with a first prize of £10,000, a second prize of £5,000 and a third prize of £2,000. The winner will have the opportunity to present his/her essay at the 2010 ISSR/IRC conference, and may also be invited to contribute it to a special festshrift that is being prepared in Polkinghorne’s honour. Click here or visit the ISSR website for more details.

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