Worcester – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE AND CHRISTIANITY

When

23/04/2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where

Worcester Baptist Church
Worcester Baptist Church, Baptist Church House, Sansome Walk, Worcester WR1 1LN
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Speaker: Dr. Mike Brownnut

Doors open at 7.30pm for coffee and cake, and the talks will begin at 8pm.

Christianity has a rich diversity of expressions around the world. Similarly, science takes on diverse forms in different times, places, and cultures. It should then be no surprise that – in considering the interaction of science and Christianity – there is a radical diversity of questions that people have, answers that people find acceptable, and opportunities that arise for engagement.

This talk will look at possible frames for discussion which draw out insights from these diverse contexts. These have direct applications for congregations; both for engaging with people from cultures beyond the UK, and for engaging with people from UK cultures in fresh ways.

Bio: Mike Brownnutt obtained his first Master’s degree (MSci in physics) and his PhD (in experimental quantum mechanics) from Imperial College London, UK. He then worked at the University of Innsbruck for eight years, writing his habilitation on his research there, which developed scalable architectures for trapped-ion quantum computers.

He completed a second Master’s degree (MA in theology from the University of Chester, UK) considering how faith is understood by various parties in discussions about Christianity and science. He spent seven years at the University of Hong Kong, serving as Associate Director of the Faith and Science Collaborative Research Forum, and researching framings for science and religion which do not pre-suppose Modernist assumptions.

He now serves as Course Director of the Faraday Institute in Cambridge. In his spare time, he is working on a PhD (with University of Birmingham) on non-Modern philosophy of science and religion. He also heads Every Nation Campus Academics, a church-based organisation seeking to engage with academics globally.