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Faraday Institute Newsletter No. 117 - November 2015

November 2015 Newsletter No.117
Annual Reception for Christians in the Scientific Community
We will hold our third annual reception on Monday 23rd November 2015 starting from 6.00 p.m. in Emmanuel United Reformed Church. The invitation is for all in the Cambridge area who self-identify as Christians and scientists (from graduate students to FRS’s and Nobel prize-winners).
This year's speaker will be Sir Colin Humphreys,CBE  FREng, FRS,  Director of Research in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge. 
The purpose of the free event is to provide a convivial opportunity to meet other Christians in the Cambridge scientific community, to hear a short talk by a well-known local speaker, and to spend some time in disciplinary discussion groups.
There will be an extensive bookstall relating to science and religion.

In order to attend this free event, all you need to do is register here. 
Faith in the Melting Pot - Hurricane Katrina
Dr Roger Abbott, working on our new research project "Faith in the Melting Pot", is currently in New Orleans, conducting interviews in badly affected neighbourhoods10 years on from Hurricane Katrina. Here he has reached the southernmost point of Louisiana.
Upcoming Events
Looking Ahead

6-8 January 2016
Short course in Cambridge
Science & Religion in the Local Church 
The Faraday Institute - Who are we?
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Faraday out and about in November

Over the coming month, Faraday staff will be giving talks on a range of subjects:  
Bob White
30 November  'Are Natural Disasters Acts of God?'  Science & Faith in Norfolk
Keith Fox
1 November 'Does God play dice?’ Reasonable Faith Course, Southampton
4 November 'Is Evolution Compatible with Christianity?'Southampton University Christian Union
12 November 'Science, Faith and being human' Southampton Being Human Festival
19 November 'God & the Big Bang' Bennet Memorial School, Royal Tunbridge Wells'

Hilary Marlow
26 November ‘Why Care for Creation? Biblical and Theological Perspectives on the Environment' Suffolk Theology Forum
Ruth Bancewicz 
9 November 'Wonders of the Living World: Science and Faith in Action' Science meets Faith Lecture series 
Rodney Holder
4 November Big Bang, Big God: A Universe Designed for Life?’ Three Counties Boarders CiS
9-11 November ‘The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common understanding of logic’ Wilton Park Switzerland
21 November 'God and the Big Bang' Kidbrooke Village Lecture Series
30 November 'Advent Day Retreat'  Bible Reading Fellowship, Chelmsford

Lizzie Coyle
25 November 'Science and Faith' CRE Eastbourne Pop-Up
Faraday Short Course
Science and Religion in the Local Church
6 - 8 January 2015, St Edmund's College Cambridge

This course aims to cover a wide range of science and religion issues, with a particular focus on their relevance in the context of the local church. Scientific and theological background will be given, plus practical and pastoral application and examples of imaginative church resources.  There will be plenty of opportunity for group work and discussion. The course forms one of the ‘January Intensives’ for students of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is also open to church leaders (lay or ordained) and theological students from other institutions.The programme can be found here. 
If you can't attend the full course don't worry, local clergy are welcome to listen to one or two lectures for a small fee, just contact Rachel Simonsson on  rs682@ca,
Faraday Regional Courses
Over the next two years, we hope to run a series of regional day courses around the UK. But we can't do it without your help.
So would you like to organise a Faraday Day Course in your local area?  We will work with you to plan it and help with everything from booking speakers to providing a bookstall. If so contact Faraday Course Director, Hilary Marlow on