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Faraday Institute for Science and Religion


The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is an interdisciplinary research enterprise based at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. The Institute has four main activities:

  1. Scholarly research and publication on science and religion, including the organisation of invited groups of experts to write joint publications.
  2. To provide short-term courses in science and religion.
  3. To organise seminars and lectures on science and religion.
  4. To provide accurate information on science and religion for the international media and wider public.

The Faraday Institute has a Christian ethos, but encourages engagement with a wide diversity of opinions concerning interactions between science and religion, without engaging in advocacy. It aims to provide accurate information in order to facilitate informed debate.

Board of Directors

Staff: Prof. Bob White (Director); Prof. Keith Fox (Associate Director); Dr Andrew Jackson (Director of External Affairs).

The Faraday Institute,
St Edmund's College,
Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK

Institute Administrator and Office Manager
Rachel Simonson Contact:
Tel: 01223 748888

Services and Resources

The website is well constructed. There are many sections between which we point out:

  • “Events”, that contains the description and the logistic information about courses, conferences, seminars and lectures.
  • “Research”, with a list of projects and their reference.
  • “Resources” (media, articles, reviews, books). The section includes a link to the website “Test of Faith”, including a series of introductory resources on science and Christianity for both adults and young people, with contributions from leading scientists and theologians.

It is also available an online-shop to buy multimedia, books and the “Faraday Papers”.

Religious Confession

 Anglican Christian

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