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The Friendship of Religion and Science

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Can science and religion co-exist successfully, or are they fundamentally in conflict?

As a physicist and member of the Clergy, Revd Dr John Polkinghorne is one of the leading figures on the relationship between religion and science and will be discussing his views on the subject.

He describes his outlook as ‘critical realism’, the idea that there is one world, with science and religion addressing aspects of the same reality.

While a PhD student in Physics he studied under Paul Dirac at Trinity College and was later elected professor of mathematical physics & ordained in the Church of England. He was also President of Queens’ College and was knighted for services to science, religion and medical ethics.

Entry, refreshments and wine are free of charge for University members.

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This talk is part of the Churchill College Phoenix Society series.

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