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Big Questions in Science and Faith - Summer Course Registrations Open

April 17, 2019

30 June - 5 July 2019 Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge A unique opportunity to engage with internationally renowned experts and participants from

30 June - 5 July 2019

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

A unique opportunity to engage with internationally renowned experts and participants from around the world. Further details.

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Speakers include:

Dr Denis Alexander : Are we slaves to our genes?

Dr Roger Bretherton : Is religious belief just a psychological crutch?

Prof. Stephanie Clarke : Is it all in the Brain?

Prof. Dr Barbara Drossel : Where do the laws of Nature come from?

Dr Darren Evans : Why care about conservation?

Dr Paul Fairchild : Ethical challenges surrounding stem cells and the reproductive technologies

Prof. Keith Fox : Evolutionary genetics

Prof. Peter Harrison : The role of Religion in the rise of modern science

Prof. Katharine Hayhoe : Should we worry about climate change?

Revd Dr Ernest Lucas : Understanding Origins – a biblical perspective

Prof. Hugh Rollinson : The earliest life on Earth

Prof. Janet Soskice : Creation ex nihilo

Revd Dr John Weaver : Why care for the Environment?

Dr Althea Wilkinson : Cosmology talk

Prof. John Wyatt : Humans, nothing more than machines?

Deadline for applications: May 14, 2019

Science Communicators Day Workshop - Book online

April 15, 2019

Communicating Big Questions in Science and Faith   This day long workshop is aimed at all who would like to become

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Communicating Big Questions in Science and Faith  

This day long workshop is aimed at all who would like to become more effective scientific communicators, with a specific focus on exploring and communicating the interactions of science and religious faith in exciting and engaging ways with young people and the general public. A number of bursaries are available on request to defray the cost of travel and accommodation.

Further Details

Application Deadline Friday 14 June 2019

Vacancy: Course Tutor

March 27, 2019

Course tutor 0.2 FTE, fixed term position from 1 September 2019. Medical students from the Faculty of Medicine Hong Kong University

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Course tutor 0.2 FTE, fixed term position from 1 September 2019.

Medical students from the Faculty of Medicine Hong Kong University will be undertaking a course in Science and Religion at The Faraday Institute in Cambridge. This will be an intercalated year in the third-year of their medical degree. The course will run from 9th September 2019 until 22 May 2020.

The 30-week, 2-semester course has been designed by the Course Director at The Faraday Institute and will be delivered by a range of tutors from Cambridge University by means of supervisions and seminar presentations. The teaching in each semester is divided into five three-week blocks, each of which is assessed. There will be five hours of taught contact per week. In addition the students will be expected to fully participate in Faraday Institute events, eg seminars and public lectures.

The role of the course tutor is

• To administer the academic programme under the overall direction of the Course Director, Prof Hugh Rollinson, liaise with the weekly tutors and ensure the smooth delivery of student supervisions and assessment;

• To provide pastoral, social and academic support for the students on the programme through regular weekly meetings;

• To arrange and ideally accompany students (or arrange for someone else to do so) on a number of field/ site visits, of which there will be five in each semester

Suitable candidates will be

• qualified either in a science subject or in theology to at least first degree level

• have good interpersonal skills

and ideally

• will have experience of undergraduate teaching/supervision

• ability to work flexibly • some international experience.

This is a fixed term, part-time position. The position is for 0.2 fte (one day per week) for 9 months as from 1 September 2019. The salary will pro-rata on the University Lecturer scale (currently £40,771-£51,648 according to experience).

Closing date: Friday April 12th

Applications to the Faraday Course Director, Prof Hugh Rollinson- hr410@cam.ac.uk

Further details click here [pdf]

Professor Derek Burke CBE DL

March 21, 2019

We are very sorry to inform you that Professor Derek Burke, one of St Edmund's College Honorary Fellows and

We are very sorry to inform you that Professor Derek Burke, one of St Edmund's College Honorary Fellows and a Faraday Institute Associate, died on 15 March 2019.  His funeral will take place at 11.30am on Thursday 11 April at Walberswick, Suffolk.  Sir Brian Heap has offered to represent the College at the funeral. The College flag will be flown at half mast, as a mark of respect.

 

Geoscience, Society and the Faraday

March 18, 2019

The American Geophysical Union is the largest organisation of its kind with

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The American Geophysical Union is the largest organisation of its kind with 60,000 members. Recently they brought one of their meetings to Europe to Stockholm to discuss the ways in which the Geosciences impacts society. The aim of this meeting was to bring together students, scientists, and administrators from academia, philanthropic organizations, policymakers and religious institutions to assess the major societal challenges and the role geoscience can play to inform solutions. This was a novel meeting inasmuch as it explicitly included faith-based organisations, most unusual for a scientific meeting and yet perhaps an implicit acknowledgement that science does not have all the answers to societal problems. The Faraday team made poster presentations on the themes of ‘Ethical mineral resource extraction’ and ‘Science and faith in partnership for disaster risk reduction and mitigation Haiti’, were part of a panel presentation (see article by Roger Abbott) and were involved in group discussions and networking.

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