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Upcoming Course: What it is to be Human: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence

January 24, 2019

A day conference jointly sponsored by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Westminster College, Cambridge   Saturday 30th March 9.30-5.00 Westminster

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A day conference jointly sponsored by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Westminster College, Cambridge
 
Saturday 30th March 9.30-5.00
Westminster College, Cambridge
 
Cost: £30 to include a hot lunch
 
Speakers:
·         Dr David Glass (University of Ulster) – AI and human uniqueness: are we just sophisticated computing machines?
·         Dr Peter Moore (Bristol) – Are robots and AI taking over the world?
·         Dr Michael Burdett (University of Nottingham) – Technology and the rise of transhumanism
·         Plenary session – How do Christian communities respond to the challenge of AI?
 

To book and for further details contact: admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk  / 01223 33 06 32 

Press Release - Faraday Institute is independent

October 1, 2018

From today, 1st October 2018, The Faraday Institute formed independent charity. For more details read the attached press release.

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From today, 1st October 2018, The Faraday Institute formed independent charity. For more details read the attached press release.

Vacancy: External Communications Officer

August 16, 2018

 The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking for a proactive and efficient individual to be responsible for all

 The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is looking for a proactive and efficient individual to be responsible for all the external communications of the Institute. You will be the first point of contact for the media and ensure that news of the Institute’s activities, events and outputs is disseminated as widely as possible. You will be active in seeking opportunities to raise the profile of The Faraday Institute among the general public, in the media and with strategic individuals and groups.

The successful candidate will have relevant background experience and must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute. The salary for this 0.6 FTE position will be £18,569-£20,298 (£30,948-£33,829 FTE), depending on qualifications and experience, plus employer’s pension contributions and life cover.

A detailed Job Description and Person Specification may be requested from
The Faraday Administrator [admin@faraday-institute.org]. Applications quoting Position FT/03 should include a CV naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to The Faraday Institute Administrator, The Woolf Building, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, UK [admin@faraday-institute.org] by Monday 8th October 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 22nd October.

Special Announcement: King Abdullah II of Jordan Awarded 2018 Templeton Prize

June 27, 2018

The Faraday Insititute extend their congratulations to King Abdullah II of Jordan who has been awarded the Templeton Prize for

The Faraday Insititute extend their congratulations to King Abdullah II of Jordan who has been awarded the Templeton Prize for 2018. For more details please Click Here.

Remembering Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry

May 21, 2018

Remembering Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry   Friends of Faraday will be sorry to hear that Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry died on 29th

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Remembering Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry

 

Friends of Faraday will be sorry to hear that Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry died on 29th March. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Caroline and their family at this sad time.

Sam had a long association with The Faraday Institute from our beginnings in 2006 and he was a keen supporter of our activities. He was a speaker on our first Summer Course in 2006 and was a member of our Advisory Board.

Sam was born in 1934 and was educated at Shrewsbury School and Caius College, Cambridge. He gained his PhD from University College London in 1976, and from 1978 until his retirement in 2000, served as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Genetics at UCL. 

Sam was an eminent population geneticist, often studying island populations of mice. He had been President of the Linnaean Society, editing its journal for many years, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological Federation and the Mammal Society. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.Alongside his scientific career he was a strong advocate for the role of the Christian faith in science and was a prolific writer on science and faith, from the perspective of a practising biologist, authoring or editing books that include Adam and the Ape: A Christian Approach to the Theory of Evolution (1975) Real Science, Real Faith (Editor, 1991) God and the Biologist;(Ed, 1996); God's Book of Works; The Nature and Theology of Nature (2003). He gave the 1997-1998 Glasgow Gifford lectures on Gods, Genes, Greens and Everything. He was also Chairman of Christians in Science (1967-1988) and was its President (1993-1995).His contributions to science and faith were recognised in the1996 Templeton UK Award for his “sustained advocacy of the Christian faith in the world of science”.

Since his 'retirement' in 2000 Sam devoted a lot of his time and energy to the Christian environmental movement in the UK.  He wrote or edited many books on Christianity and the environment including his “The Care of Creation” and his last work  “Environmental Attitudes through Time” was published at the end of April 2018.

Alongside his busy scientific and writing activities Sam will be missed as a friend and wise supporter. In many ways, Sam was a larger than life, with his smile and generous advice. He will be greatly missed, though we know that he has 'gone to a better place'

 

 Reflection by Prof.Keith Fox

 

A selection of other reflections may be found below: 

 

The Times (family) obituary may be found athttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=robert-james-berry-sam&pid=188649060

 

Dr Ruth Bancewiscz “ “The Myth of the Holy Hierarchy” published in Christianity Today https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/april-web-only/sam-berry-myth-of-holy-hierarchy-science-faith.html

 

Sam Berry was the second editor of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (1978-1990). As a tribute, they have produced a virtual issue of his contributions to the Journal:
https://academic.oup.com/biolinnean/pages/rj_berry_virtual_issue

 

A Rocha obituary: http://www.arocha.org/en/news/obituary-professor-sam-berry/

 

Church of England Newspaper obituary (behind a paywall): https://t.co/wNst4BWH45

 

The Church Times obituary: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2018/20-april/gazette/obituaries/obituary-professor-sam-berry

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