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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.

Board of Directors

Alister McGrath (Director), Andrew Pinsent (Research Director); John Hedley Brooke (Associate); Michael Burdett (Associate), Daniel De Haan, (Research fellow);  Peter Harrison (Research Fellow), Carl Hildebrand (Associate), Samuel Hughes (Research Fellow), Jonathan Jong (Associate), Pete Jordan (Research Fellow), Emily Qureshi-Hurst (Associate), Paul Rezkalla (Associate), Stanley P. Rosenberg (Associate), Marija Selak (Associate), Ignacio Silva (Associate), William Simpson (Associate), Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode (Associate), Bethany Sollereder (Research Fellow), Roger Trigg (Research Fellow), Claudia Vanney (Academic Visitor), Ralph Weir (Associate).

Ian Ramsey Centre – Università di Oxford

Gibson Building Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG (England)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 270 790

Services and Resources

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. 

Religious Confession

The orientation is of Christian confession.

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Assessed on: March 2022