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 Monday 17th September


It is often thought that clashes between religion and science are inevitable, and that widespread acceptance of a scientific worldview will necessarily lead to a decline in religious belief.  In this talk, Peter Harrison will examine past and present relations between science and religion, and consider how patterns of religious belief have changed in response to the growth of modern science.

Peter Harrison is Director of the Centre of the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland.  Before taking up his post at UQ, he was the Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, where he still holds a Senior Research Fellowship. He has published extensively in the area of cultural and intellectual history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific and religious thought of the early modern period.   His five books include, most recently, Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (Chicago, 2011)—an edited collection which surveys conceptions of science from antiquity to the present—and The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (Cambridge, 2010). He has published over 60 articles or book chapters, many of them dealing with aspects of the relationship between science and religion.

 6:30pm to 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm), Monday the 17th of September.

 Long Room, Customs House at Riverside.

 Please note that to attend you must register for this talk by the 10th of September.

There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, where Prof. Hankamer and Prof. Harrison will be available to answer any questions

Questions about this event? Contact Andrew.

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