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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

Christians, Climate, and our Culture

Prof. Katharine Hayhoe

6.00 pm Wednesday May 15, 2019

Old Divinity School
St John's College
All Saints' Passage
Cambridge
CB2 1TP

At its core, climate change is profoundly unjust. It exacerbates hunger, poverty, and even political instability, disproportionally impacting the most vulnerable people of the world, the very ones we Christians are called to love and care for. As the scientific evidence builds, however, so does the opposition to solutions: they’re impractical, or they'll harm people, or they're even too late, some argue. Why is climate change such a difficult problem to solve, and what can we as Christians do about it? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science behind global warming and highlights the key role our faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and actions on this crucial topic.