Can science and religion co-exist successfully,or are they fundamentally in conflict?
Churchill College was founded by eminent scientists and was itself,part of a debate between religion and science –the ‘Chapel at Churchill’.
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.
As a PhD student in Physics he studied under Paul Dirac at Trinity College and was later President of Queens’ College &elected professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge. He has been ordained in the Church of England and was knighted for services to science,religion and medical ethics.