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Faraday Institute Newsletter No. 122 - April 2016

April 2016 Newsletter No. 122
Christian Resources Exhibition International 2016
ExCel London: 17-20 May, 2016
We are delighted to be hosting a stand and presenting two seminars at this year’s Christian Resources Exhibition in London. Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) is one of the most ecumenical events in the Christian calendar and no other exhibition in Europe features so many organisations from such a broad church. Church leaders experience a wide range of resources under one roof, as well as receiving inspiration, teaching and encouragement through a programme of seminars and arts performances.
This year The Faraday Institute will have a stand for the four days, where visitors can access a wide range of resources and chat or discuss through various topics relating to science and religion. We are also pleased to be presenting the following seminars: 
Tuesday 17th May
Science and Faith

Has science disproved God? Should Christians avoid science? How can we reach non-believers who are convinced that religion has no place in a scientific world? Explore an approach with a positive attitude to the interactions of science and Christianity.
Lizzie Coyle, The Faraday Institute
Wednesday 18th May 
Wonders of the Living World: Biology and Belief

Step past the usual debates about science and faith, and instead celebrate creation, appreciate its intricacies and fruitfulness, and learn how science can hint at questions of meaning and purpose that go beyond science.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute
Find out more at
Or email Eleanor Puttock for a discounted ticket (limited availability)
Upcoming Events
19 April 2016
Research Seminar 
Is There a Place at the Science-religion Table for Mathematics?
Prof. Doug Kindschi
(Grand Valley State University, US)

3 May 2016
Research Seminar 
God and the Order of Nature:Unity and Plurality
Revd Dr Shaun C. Henson
(St Hugh's College, Oxford University)

17 May 2016
Research Seminar 
Science, God and Ockham's Razor: Can Science Explain God Away?
Dr David Glass
(School of Computing and Mathematics, Ulster University)

Research Seminars are held at 1.00 p.m. on alternate Tuesdays during full term in the Garden Room, Library Building, St. Edmund’s College. A free light buffet lunch and drinks are served from 12.30 p.m. onwards. All are welcome.

Wednesday 1 June 2016
Research Seminar: Faculty of Divinity
Is it Appropriate to Endorse Methodological Naturalism from a Christian Epistemic?
Prof. Alan Torrance
(University of St. Andrew's)

Please note this seminar is being held in the Faculty of Divinity on Wednesday 1 June at 2.30pm in the Runcie Room.

The Bible and Quar'an in the Light of Modern Science
Read the latest blog relating to our project "Science and Scripture in Christianity and Islam"
Faraday out and about in April and May
16 April Ruth Bancewicz will be presenting "Test of FAITH and the Wonders project"  and Denis Alexander will be giving an overview of current science-faith interactions at the Christians in Science Northern Conference.
19 April Denis Alexander is giving the public lecture "The Interaction of Science and Religion in the 21st Century " at the workshop Living in One World: How can Science, Theology and Ethics relate?   at the University of Bern in Switzerland.
27 April Ruth Bancewicz will be talking at the Stokes Society (Pembroke College, Cambridge) about "Biology, and Questions of Meaning and Purpose." 
4 May Denis Alexander will be travelling to Istanbul, Turkey to give a talk entitled "Does Biology Have a Purpose?" at Acibadem University. 
9 May  Keith Fox will present a talk entitled "God and DNA" at the Science Meets Faith talk series in Cambridge. 
9 May  Ruth Bancewicz will be  enabling a discussion for the Oxford Graduate Christian Forum  following her talk "Wonders of the Living World:Biology and Belief"
15 May  Caroline Tee will be talking on Science and Scripture in Christianity and Islam at Somerville College Chapel, Oxford UK 
20-22 May  Beth Singler will be  presenting a paper entitled "Roko's basilisk, or Pascal's? Thinking of Singularity Thought Experiments as Implicit Religion"  at the Implicit Religion Conference in Salisbury, UK. 
Kenyan Christian and Scientific Affiliation 
10-13 May  Keith Fox and Hilary Marlow from the Faraday Institute will travel to Kenya to speak at the inaugural KCSA training workshop in Naivasha. They will be delivering eight lectures on a range of science and religion issues to 100 KcSA members. The theme of the training will be : Building consensus between scientific principles and Christian values. Participants will be lecturers and professors, postgraduate students and researchers.
For more details about KCSA please contact local organiser
Peter Kirira
Faraday Courses
3-8 July Summer Course 11: Science and Religion: Conversations between Worldviews (Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge)
Deadline for applications: May 23, 2016
Deadline for Bursary applications: April 25, 2016

16-18 September Short Course 36 : Reality, Robots and Religion (Robinson College, Cambridge)
Deadline for applications: August 1, 2016
Deadline for Bursary applications: June 27, 2016
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