Norwich – Does the Universe have space for God? Rev Dr David Wilkinson


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Norwich Anglican Cathedral
12 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH
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Science Faith Norfolk Cathedral Lecture

“Does the Universe have Space for God?”

Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, University of Durham

Norwich Anglican Cathedral, Wednesday 20th May, 7pm-8:30pm

Does the Cosmos leave space for God? Perhaps this is the ultimate question. Sometimes it is almost assumed that, with every scientific breakthrough, God is more and more redundant. Yet, instinctively, the vast majority of people in the world feel there must be something…well, is there?

Professor David Wilkinson, a distinguished astrophysicist and theologian, will explore this challenging issue in a Cathedral Lecture on 20th May. David Wilkinson is Principal of St John’s College, University of Durham, and a regular contributor to “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio 4.

Before working in Durham as a theologian, David Wilkinson was trained as a scientist at Cambridge University and then became a Methodist minister in Liverpool. His PhD in theoretical astrophysics involved the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions, such as the event which wiped out the dinosaurs.

Professor Wilkinson is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has a strong interest in the dialogue between science and religion. His popular books include “God, Time and Stephen Hawking” and “The Power of the Force: The Spirituality of the Star Wards Films”.

This is the seventh annual Cathedral Lecture organised by Science Faith Norfolk (SFN), a group of scientists and theologians associated to CiS. Their aim is to explore the relatiobship between science and faith from a Christian perspective. Previous lecturers have included many distinguished scientists and theologians, namely: Sarah Coakley, Rodney Holder, Simon Conway Morris, Sir Colin Humphreys, John Polkinghorne, and Michael Reiss.

The lecture will take place in Norwich Anglican Cathedral on Wednesday 20th May (7-8:30pm). All are welcome – of all faiths and none. No booking is required.

Contact Prof Nick Brewin, Secretary, Science Faith Norfolk: 07901 884114