IRC - Ian Ramsey Centre
The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion (IRC) conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. Research into beliefs focuses on the application of scientific tools to religious phenomena, such as in the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR). Research into theological concepts focuses principally on those metaphysical principles, such as persons, that are important to theology and are being seen from new perspectives by current developments in science. Members of the Centre also carry out extensive work on the history of science and religion, often challenging simplistic accounts of what has been a complex and varied interaction. Besides research, the Centre also runs a series of public seminars, generally once every two weeks during term time.
Alister McGrath, Andrew Pinsent (Directors); Roger Trigg, Bethany Sollereder, Daniel De Haan, (Research fellows); Paul Rezkalla, Jonathan Jong, Michael Burdett, Stanley P. Rosenberg, Ignacio Silva (Associates); Claudia Vanney (Visitor).
University of Oxford, Gibson Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford OX2 6GG
Tel: +44 (0)1865 270 790
The "events" section includes a list of upcoming and past seminars and conferences organized by the Ian Ramsey Center, providing a presentation with abstracts of the interventions and short biographies of the speakers. In "Videos" a wide selection of lectures is available. The "Publications" section contains information about the recent books and articles published by the researchers of the Centre. They are presented with a brief summary, a table of contents and eventual reviews. (not updated)
The orientation is of Christian confession.