As the 50th Eucharistic Congress descends on Dublin, it's a timely opportunity to examine the intersection of science and religion. History of Science expert John Hedley Brooke will speak at Science Gallery as part of our SFI Speaker Series, and his talk will be titled "Charles Darwin and the Question of Design in Nature" and inspect the colision of art, science, religion and nature.
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About the Speaker:
Professor John Hedley Brooke is Andreas Idreos Professor Emeritus of Science & Religion, and Emeritus Fellow Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Also Honorary Professor of the History of Science, Lancaster University, UK, and a past president of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Dr. John Hedley Brooke held the Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science & Religion and Directorship of the Ian Ramsey Centre at the University of Oxford from 1999 to 2006. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford and Honorary Professor of the History of Science at Lancaster University. A former Editor of the British Journal for the History of Science, he has been President of the British Society for the History of Science and of the Historical Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1995, jointly with Professor Geoffrey Cantor, he gave the Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow. His main books include Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991), which won the Watson Davis Prize of the History of Science Society; Thinking About Matter: Studies in the History of Chemical Philosophy (Ashgate, 1995); and (with Geoffrey Cantor) Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science & Religion (T & T Clark, 1998; Oxford University Press, 2000). With Margaret Osler and Jitse Van der Meer, he edited Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions (Published as Osiris vol.16 by University of Chicago Press, 2001). He has recently served as Director of the European Science Foundation’s Network on ‘Science and Human Values’ and is a founder member of the Oxford Centre for the Science of the Mind (2005-). He is currently President of the UK Forum for Science & Religion and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science & Religion. In 2007 he became a “Distinguished Fellow” at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham. His most recent publications include Heterodoxy in Early Modern Science & Religion, co-edited with Ian Maclean (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Religious Values and the Rise of Science in Europe, co-edited with Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (IRCICA Istanbul, 2005).