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The 2015 E.T.S. Walton Lecture on Science and Religion

Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics and Polemics in Christian Engagements with Evolution

Prof. David Livingstone
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Queen's University, Belfast

The lecture was given on 24 April 2015 at Maynooth University, and on 15 May 2015 in The Hub, Belfast.

Audio recordings (Maynooth lecture):
Introduction (mp3, 1.4 Mb)
Walton Lecture (mp3, 20 Mb)
Questions and Answers (mp3, 7 Mb)

Slides (pdf, 2.8 Mb)

This lecture was organised by Christians in Science Ireland in collaboration with the Maynooth Christian Union and The Hub Belfast.

David N. Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University Belfast, a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is the author of a number of books including Darwin's Forgotten Defenders (Scottish Academic Press), The Geographical Tradition (Blackwell), Putting Science in its Place (University of Chicago Press), and Adam's Ancestors: Race, Religion and the Politics of Human Origins (Johns Hopkins University Press). Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics and Rhetoric in Religious Encounters with Evolution (Johns Hopkins University Press) was published in 2014. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 and has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Irish Academy, the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, and an Honorary D. Litt. from the University of Aberdeen. He delivered the Gifford Lectures in 2014 and the Dudleian Lecture at Harvard in 2015, and currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. More information about David Livingstone can be found on his personal webpage.

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