[Event] Science & Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives Symposium (Birmingham, 11 Oct 11 2022)

12 september 2022

Since 2014, the multidisciplinary research project ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’ has endeavoured to build a better understanding of how professional scientists and members of the public view the relationship between evolution and religion, and by extension, the relationship between science, rationality and religion. With researchers based in eight countries worldwide – including the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Australia and Sri Lanka – the project has explored the historical, cultural, social and psychological factors at play in public space discussions of the relationship between evolution and personal faith.

We are pleased to invite you to the project’s capstone symposium, which will bring together scholars and practitioners with an interest in these questions from across the UK as well as further afield. At the symposium, the project’s Principal Investigator, Prof. Fern Elsdon-Baker, along with members of the research team from across the world, will discuss the aims and findings of the research, encompassing surveys, interviews, focus groups and experimental and archival research. The event will stimulate discussion of science and religion as its relevance to important topics such as the communication of science and technology and the coexistence of diverse religious and secular perspectives.

Among other talks, this event will include keynote lectures by: Bernard Lightman, York University (Canada) and Nick Spencer, Theos (UK)

This event is free of charge, with lunch provided, and will be held in Birmingham at Edgbaston Park Hotel on 11th October 2022. Spaces are limited, so if you are interested in attending please register as soon as possible at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-and-religion-exploring-the-spectrum-of-global-perspectives-tickets-410757987197

We want to encourage as wide a range of people to attend as possible, and can offer a limited number of bursaries to cover costs associated with attendance. (Please note that we cannot cover costs associated with overseas travel.) If you are unable to attend without bursary support, please email skbs@contacts.bham.ac.uk for further information.