What a wonderfully successful week it has been for the Faraday Institute! Our Summer Course, ‘From the Big Bang to the Brain: Current Issues in Science and Religion’, sparked much intrigue and discussion amongst some 40 delegates from a dozen different countries, spanning four continents and a diverse array of academic and non-academic backgrounds. Some of the thoughts and feelings generated have already been captured by one of our enthusiastic Irish delegates, Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh, on his ‘Anti-matter’ blog.
We also welcomed a cast of illustrious speakers from as far afield as the United States, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland and even Oxford- as well as Cambridge! One of our speakers was the notable philosopher of science Professor Ernan McMullin. Besides speaking on the Galileo affair and contributing much to the discussions and panels throughout, Professor McMullin also gave a short interview on the course for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, on Sunday morning 27th July.