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Date: July 2015 and July 2016

The seminars will focus on the need for participants to develop the interdisciplinary skills and understanding central to the field of science and religion, within the unique setting of Oxford.

PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON, BSc, BA (Hons), PhD (Qld), MA (Yale), MA, DLitt (Oxford), FAHA

EXPLORING THE TERRITORIES OF SCIENCE AND RELIGION

(also being supported by ISCAST – Sydney)

Theme: The Poor You Will Always Have With You: Tapping the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Poor to Explore Ways to Address their Needs

Presenter: Bill Walker

Time: 8:00pm 15 November

Venue: Camberwell East Baptist Church

Time: 6:30pm "BYO meal to share", 8:00pm presentations/discussions.

Venue: Clarke's home at 32 Fordham Ave, Camberwell

Drs Michael Smith and Mick Pope present different perspectives on the use of technology to tackle global warming.  Michael Smith looking at increasing the growth of Algae and other phytoplankton to soak up CO2 and Mick Pope on the limits to relying merely on technology to address global warming.

The ISCAST journal Christian Perspectives on Science and Technology is in need of a voluntary editor (or co-editors). 

CPOSAT is a serious journal and the role of editor is an important one. Do you know anyone who might fit the bill? 

Videos of Faraday courses, lectures and seminars are available from
http://upload.sms.cam.ac.uk/institution/FARADAY and on iTunes U, as well as on the Faraday web site http://www.faraday.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/Multimedia.php.

There's been a bit of activity of late surrounding popular concerns over chemicals and their proliferation in our lives.

Unfortunately, scientists and their science communicator brethren have made a dog's breakfast of trying to bring a bit of light and clarity to the discussion.

 

...[Prof. Tom] McLeish’s task was to set the scene for the week, exploring the relationship between science and religion. He spent much of the time looking at two questions: ‘What is science?’ and ‘What is religion?’

The main point of his talk was that the problem with the science and religion dialogue can be found in the word ‘and’. When we use the phrase ‘science and religion’, are we setting up a separation between the two that is not necessary? What do we mean when we relate the two together?

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