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Religion, Science and the Humanities Seminar Series

A range of experts will open up a sequence of conversations on various issues during the course of this series.  All seminars will be delivered via MS Teams Live Events. 


"Teaching without God: The Retreat of Religion and the Rise of the Humanities in American Liberal Education"

James Turner

(Cavanaugh Professor of Humanities and Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame)

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4.00pm


"Exoplanets and Extraterrestrials in the Light of the Christian Creation and Salvation Stories"

Karin Őberg

(Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and leader of the Őberg Astrochemistry Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 4.00 pm


McCosh Lecture 2021

"Racism, Sin and the Distortion of Perception: can Contemplation heal the Racist Gaze?"

The speaker for this year's lecture is Sarah Coakley (until recently Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge and formerly Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard University). 

It will be held via MS Teams Live Events on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 4.00 pm