Hosted by Professor Dame Sue Black, Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University.
Do scientific knowledge or faith make us wiser? In pursuit of knowledge and truth, how do we determine what questions should be asked of researchers, and of ourselves? How can we anticipate and be ready for the challenges that arise? A series of short talks will reflect on these and other questions, and explore the historic tension that often exists between science and spirituality.
An interactive exhibition of demonstrations and displays that provoke questions, contemplation and wonder will be available to enjoy and discuss. Join us when doors open (12:30pm) to start exploring, before the series begins (1pm).
Is Religion an Art or Science? Learning to read religious narratives without killing them
Richard Holloway is a writer, broadcaster and cleric, previously Bishop of Edinburgh.
Greyfriars Kirk, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Enlightenment
Gerard Carruthers, Frances Hutcheson Chair of Literature, the University of Glasgow
Interval – tea and coffee included
Deep Ocean: Moral Questions Arising from New Research
Hermione Cockburn, Scientific Director of Our Dynamic Earth
Educating 21st Century Scientific Citizens in Wisdom
Wilson Poon, Chair in Natural Philosophy, School of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Edinburgh
Pursuit of Science Inspiring Reverence and Awe
Prof Dame Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology and Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Lancaster University.
Followed by a Q&A panel session hosted by Sue Black, with Hermione Cockburn and Wilson Poon.
Drinks reception, 4:40-5:30pm. Join us at the end of the afternoon to enjoy further discussion inspired by the day over a glass of wine or soft drink, and further enjoy the displays.
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