10:00 - 11:00
- Prof Alister McGrath
- FaSCoRe, HKU
Science and Religion at Oxford University
There is great interest in science and religion at Oxford. This lecture will look at the long history of engagement between science and religion at Oxford University, which goes back to the 13th century and continues to this day. The lecture will cover the foundation of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in 1986, and the establishment of the Andreas Idreos Chair of Science and Religion in 1998. We will also consider the development of teaching and research in the field of science and religion at Oxford, including the establishment of a dedicated taught master’s course (the Master of Studies in Science and Religion) and the development of research programmes, including a major new research project in natural theology.
About the speaker
Alister McGrath holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. Having begun his career as a scientist, he now holds three doctorates form the University of Oxford: a DPhil in Molecular Biophysics, a Doctor of Divinity in Theology, and a Doctor of Letters in Intellectual History. McGrath is particularly noted for his work on the relationship between science and religion.
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