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Faraday lectures and other events

The termly public lecture in Cambridge is given on some aspect of science and religion by an internationally recognised speaker. Whilst academically rigorous, the lectures are accessible to a multidisciplinary audience. They take place in a variety of venues in Cambridge. The lectures are free of charge and there is no need to book. They are followed by a free drinks reception and an opportunity to talk informally with the speaker.

Video recordings of the lectures are made and the entire archive is available for free download from the Multimedia page on the Faraday Institute website, as are transcriptions of discussions with the speaker and an invited set of guests in the evening following each lecture.

In addition to the termly lecture series The Faraday Institute organises regular lunchtime seminars in Cambridge, one-day, weekend and week-long courses in Britain and abroad, and lectures or panel discussions at Science Festivals and other similar events.

Lecture archive

Exoplanets, Aliens and God

Revd Prof David Wilkinson

6.00 pm Thursday February 14, 2019

Queen's Lecture Theatre
Emmanuel College
St Andrew's Street

The discovery of exoplanets alongside new missions to the surface of Mars has given fresh interest and indeed excitement to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence.  In this lecture, David Wilkinson will explore the science of this quest and then ask how it relates to Christian faith, such as the doctrines of creation, image of God and redemption.