Summer Course 15: Telling a better story – why Faith and Science belong together
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge: June 28 - July 3, 2020
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2020
Deadline for Bursary applications: January 31, 2020
Aim of Course
Faith and science are often seen as uncomfortable bed-fellows. However, this has not always been so. This course examines the ways in which Faith and Science speak to each other in contemporary society and explores the theological and ethical issues which this dialogue raises.
Come and spend a week in the summer at Lucy Cavendish College in the heart of Cambridge University and explore this subject in some depth in the company of a group of top academics and hear them speak about their science and how it impacts their faith. Leading the course will be the staff of the Faraday Institute - Prof. Bob White, Prof Keith Fox, Prof Hugh Rollinson, Dr Denis Alexander, Rev. Dr Rodney Holder, Rev. Dr Roger Abbott, Dr Ruth Bancewicz and other academics from the UK and beyond.
This course is open to people of all faiths and none, and to scientists and non-scientists alike.
Themes for individual days
- Day 1. A better story about the nature of reality
- Day 2. A better story about origins
- Day 3. Telling the better story – communicating faith and science
- Day 4. A better story about human identity
- Day 5. A better story about the environment
- Standard Residential - £740 Standard Non-Residential - £325
- Student Residential - £350 Student Non-Residential - £150
- Deposit £100 (non-refundable)
There are 5 nights of accommodation that are included in the prices above. This is from arrivals on Sunday 28th June (afternoon) until Friday 3rd July (morning). If you need accommodation either side of these dates you will need to make your own arrangements.
Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics
Click on a speaker's name to obtain brief biographical details.
- Prof. Simon Conway Morris FRS : Does the evolutionary narrative tend to support theism?
- Prof. Russell Cowburn FRS : Making sense of randomness in the physical world
- Dr Darren Evans : Why care about conservation?
- Prof. Keith Fox : Human identity in a world of genome modification
- Prof Meric Srokosz : Why care about the oceans?
- Dr Cara Wall-Scheffler : Does evolutionary anthropology show that humans are distinctive?
- Prof. John Walton : Understanding Adam and Eve and the Fall
- Prof. John Walton : Understanding Genesis – insights from the study of ancient near-east cultures
- Prof. Rene van Woudenberg : Scientism and the limits of Science
- Prof. Rene van Woudenberg : Science and religion – two disciplines, one reality
The course will be held at Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU. Click here to obtain further details about the College.
Lucy Cavendish College is set in its own private grounds just off the Lady Margaret Road, within walking distance of Cambridge City Centre, the celebrated "Backs" and the other University Colleges. It is located a few hundred metres from the Woolf Building, the home of the Faraday Institute.
Lucy Cavendish College is just off the Madingly Road, a main ring road for Cambridge. It is within easy access of the M11 and A14 and has on-site parking. The College is a short taxi-ride from the train and bus stations. Airport coach or train from Stansted Airport (the most convenient airport for Cambridge) takes 30-40 minutes.
Location map for Lucy Cavendish College.
- Course Application Form and on-line submission
- Course Payment Form (only for use once your application has been accepted)
- Check your eligibility for a Faraday Bursary and to find the Bursary Application Form.
Standard Residential - £740
Standard Non-Residential - £325
Student Residential - £350
Student Non-Residential - £150
Schedule is currently being finalised.