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The 2016 Walton Lecture


Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
University of Cambridge

The lecture was given on 1 November 2016 at University College Cork, on 2 November at Trinity College Dublin, and on 3 November in Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

Audio recordings will be posted in the near future

Slides:
Slides (pdf, 3.4 Mb)

This lecture was organised by Christians in Science Ireland in collaboration with the UCC Christian Union, the TCD Christian Union, and Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

Sir Colin Humphreys is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge (UK). Prof. Humphreys also directs a major Research Centre with Rolls-Royce, and the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride. In addition to his extensive research in solid state physics and materials science, Prof. Humphreys has given many lectures about science and Christianity, and has written three books in this area: The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus (Cambridge University Press 2011), The Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories (Harper 2003), and Creation and Evolution (Oxford University Press 1986). He is currently President of Christians in Science. More information about Colin Humphreys can be found on his personal webpage.



The 2015 Walton Lecture


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:
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. He is the author of a number of books including Darwin's Forgotten Defenders (Scottish Academic Press) and Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics and Rhetoric in Religious Encounters with Evolution (Johns Hopkins University Press). He has given the 2014 Gifford Lectures. More information about David Livingstone can be found on his personal webpage.



The 2013 Walton Lecture


Genes, Determinism and God
Dr. Denis Alexander
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University

The lecture was given on 10 October 2013 at Trinity College, Dublin, and on 11 October 2013 in The Hub, Belfast.

Audio recordings (Dublin lecture):
Introduction (mp3, 0.5 Mb)
Walton Lecture (mp3, 14 Mb)
Questions and Answers (mp3, 7.6 Mb)

Slides:
Slides (pdf, 6.3 Mb)

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

Dr. Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge (UK). He was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute in Cambridge. He has written extensively about science and Christianity and has given the 2012 Gifford Lectures. More information about him can be found on his personal webpage.



The 2011 Walton Lecture


Darwin's Impact on the Relationship between Science and Religion
Rev. Prof. David Wilkinson
St. Johnís College, Durham University

The lecture was given on 24 November 2011 at University Road Moravian Church, Belfast, and at Trinity College, Dublin.

Audio recordings (Dublin lecture):
Introduction (mp3, 1.6 Mb)
Walton Lecture (mp3, 13 Mb)
Questions and Answers (mp3, 5.7 Mb)

Slides and review:
Slides (pdf, 2.7 Mb)
Review (pdf, 97 kb)

This lecture was organised by Christians in Science Ireland in collaboration with the University Road Moravian Church in Belfast and the Trinity College Dublin Christian Union.

Rev. Prof. David Wilkinson is Professor and Principal of St. John's College in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. He has degrees in both astrophysics and theology and has written extensively about science and Christianity. More information about him can be found on his personal webpage.



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