Science vs Religion

Science vs Religion

A conflict between religion and science would have been thought illogical to most people at any time up to the end of 18th century. Francis Bacon, credited with developing the scientific method, was a devout Anglican, as was Robert Boyle, the founder of modern chemistry. Issac Newton who formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, dedicated more than half of his studies to matters of religion and philosophy.

Even in more recent times Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), an Augustinian Friar, is called the founder of Genetics and in the twentieth century Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), the initial proponent of the Big Bang theory, was a Catholic priest.

And yet by the end of the 20th century the prevailing opinion in popular thought was that faith in God was something incompatible with science.

On this course Professor Jaume Navarro will tell the story of how this extraordinary misconception came to be popularly held in such a short space of time.

Dr Jaume Navarro

Dr Jaume Navarro

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Dr Jaume Navarro is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country. He trained in physics, philosophy and
the history of science and has an international
research record having spent several years at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the University of Exeter.

Workshop Brochure

Science vs Religion Workshop

Apply via online form below or filling in the brochure and returning as indicated.

Who is it for?

This weekend seminar is an opportunity for men to spend time away from their ordinary occupations, set aside for a more intense Christian formation than is possible during the rest of the year. It complements the annual retreat in helping them to consolidate their spiritual life and apostolic efforts.

It is invaluable in the context of the on-going formation needed by a Christian living in the midst of the world.

The timetable includes presentations, talks on the spiritual life, opportunities for getting together with others, as well as time for walks, sports and relaxation. The atmosphere is friendly and informal.

When is it on?

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2019

The weekend starts on Friday evening, with a buffet dinner at 7pm and ends at 5.30pm on Sunday.

What does it cost?

The fee for the weekend seminar is £150

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About Cliff Farrand

I am founder of a web development company called Webformity. I work with lots of commercial clients and specialise in developing school websites. A former lecturer in Information technology and more recently Head of global web services for Promethean. I enjoy walking and recently undertook the hobby of photography. I am married to Yvonne and have a daughter called Natasha.