Explore how mystery is part of both science and faith in this talk by our Canon Scientist Emeritus. 

From the observations of the James Webb Telescope to the accelerating ability of AI, is science to be feared or treasured by people of faith?  Does it replace belief in God or does it lead to fresh wonder and worship of the God proclaimed by Christians throughout many centuries?  And might contemporary scientific discoveries not only tell us about ourselves but also change our view of God?  From the vastness of the universe to the uncertainty of the quantum world, David Wilkinson will give us a speed of light visual tour of science and faith.

Tutor | Revd Prof. David Wilkinson, FRAS

David Wilkinson is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham, and has PhDs in both astrophysics and systematic theology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has a particular interest in the relationship of Christian theology to contemporary culture – from Stephen Hawking to the spirituality of the Star Wars films.

This talk is part of a series exploring Science and Faith, and is supported by ECLAS (Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science). 

When | Thursday 23 November 2023, 7.30-9pm 

Where | Alban Room & Online 

Cost | £10 (£6 students)


All ticket-holders will receive a recording of the event. If you are unable to attend live, please purchase an online ticket. 

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