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Norwich: Prof talk on God and science

As our scientific knowledge of the universe expands, is there any space left for God? Professor David Wilkinson argues that there is at Norwich Cathedral on May 20 ...

As our scientific knowledge of the universe expands, is there any space left for God? Professor Wilkinson argues that there is at Science and Faith In Norfolk's annual Cathedral lecture on May 20, reports Network Norwich & Norfolk.

Professor David Wilkinson is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought For The Day and the author of several books on the relationship between science and religion, including God, Time and Stephen Hawking and Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Now in Durham working as a theologian, he trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and then became a Methodist minister. His PhD studied star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions – like the event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Professor Wilkinson has a strong interest in the dialogue between science and religion and also the relationship of theology to contemporary culture. For example, he has written on spirituality in contemporary cinema in The Power of the Force: The Spirituality of the Star Wars Films and a popular exposition of the biblical themes of creation in Creation: The Bible Speaks and the TV program The God Question.

The annual Cathedral Lecture is organised by Science and Faith in Norfolk (SFN), a group of scientists and theologians affiliated to Christians in Science. Their aim is to explore the relationship between Science and Faith from a Christian perspective.

Event details

Wednesday 20 May 7–8.30pm
Norwich Anglican Cathedral
There is no charge for this open lecture (a retiring collection will be taken) and no booking is required.

For further information contact: Prof Nick Brewin, Secretary, Science Faith Norfolk: 07901 884114

Previous Cathedral lecturers have included: Sarah Coakley (2014); Rodney Holder (2013); Simon Conway Morris (2012); Sir Colin Humphreys (2011); John Polkinghorne (2010) and Michael Reiss (2009).

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