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The 2018 Walton Lectures

The 2018 E.T.S. Walton Lecture on Science and Religion will be given by:

Prof. Bob White
(Director of the The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge)

"Are Natural Disasters Acts of God?"

20 March 2018 in University College Cork
21 March 2018 in Trinity College Dublin
22 March 2018 in Belfast (venue to be decided)

More information will follow shortly.


The E. T. S. Walton Lectures on Science and Religion

The E. T. S. Walton Lectures on Science and Religion (Walton Lectures in brief) are a series of lectures on currents topics related to science and religion, suitable to an audience of academics and informed lay persons. Each year a speaker, who is a scientist, philosopher, or theologian of international reputation, will be invited to give a lecture, which will be held in one or more locations on the island of Ireland.

The Walton Lectures are named after physicist and Nobel laureate the late Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton. Walton's work as a scientist and his Christian commitment are well documented in the biography written by V. J. McBrierty: Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, The Irish Scientist, 1903-1995 (Trinity College Dublin, 2003). Walton was strongly committed to the Methodist faith, and following the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 jointly to himself and John Cockroft, he spoke on science and religion to audiences in Ireland, the United States, and Sweden. The award to Walton is to date the only Irish Nobel prize in science.

The Walton Lectures are organised by Christians in Science Ireland.



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