Summer Lectures 2019

Summer Lectures 2019

Science and Religion Revisited

Our Summer lectures bring together a wealth of experts to tackle subjects within a broad theme, with speakers including the Revd Professor Alister McGrath, the Revd Professor Keith Ward, and Professor John Hedley Brooke. This series of lectures takes place at 4.30pm on Wednesdays from 17 July to 21 August.

The Revd John Witheridge, an Honorary Chaplain at Christ Church Cathedral, curated this year’s series and said: ‘Scientific discoveries have challenged faith-related explanations of our world since Copernicus in the sixteenth century.  This summer lectures series on 'Science and Religion Revisited' has assembled six experts to examine some of today's challenges, and to ask whether science and faith really are in conflict.’


Wednesday 17 July - Fibs, Fictions and Fake History: Science’s Conflict with Religion?

Dr Allan Chapman, Member of the History Faculty, University of Oxford

We apologise that parts of this lecture may be slightly unclear due to some technical issues.

Wednesday 24 July - Science, Faith and God: Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis

The Revd Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

Wednesday 31 July - God and the Big Bang

The Revd Dr Rodney Holder, Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Wednesday 7 August - Should We Send Missionaries Into Outer Space?

The Revd Professor Keith Ward, Professor of Religion, Roehampton University

Wednesday 14 August - Medicine and Faith

Professor Andrew Farmery, Head of the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics

Wednesday 21 August - Science and Secularisation: Where the Myths Lie

Professor John Hedley Brooke, Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Science & Religion (ISSR)