Scientists in Congregations
All Saints’ was delighted to receive a “Scientists in Congregations” Award, and since we heard the news a small team (Steve Bellamy, Helen Wilson, Mark Ritchie and Keith Thrower) has been busy organising a programme of four talks under the title Science & Faith: Big Questions in Faringdon Corn Exchange.
The dates for the talks are:
- Thursday 12th October: Dr Sharon Dirckx – a neuroscientist and Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics – will consider the question “Has science killed God?”.
- Friday 3rd November: Dr Denis Alexander, a molecular biologist, author and Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge will speak on “Creation or evolution: do we have to choose?”.
- Thursday 11th January: The Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, with a background in Immunology and a member of the UK Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, will address the contentious subject “Designer babies: should we play God?”.
- Thursday 8th February: The Revd Dr Rodney Holder, an astrophysicist, author and a Faraday Associate will look at “God or the Big Bang?”.
Publicity has already started and we expect good audiences, with searching questions and lively discussion. Each meeting will start at 7.30pm in Faringdon Corn Exchange. Entry is free. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org