Our big diocesan Symposium takes place on Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10 am – 4 pm in The Discovery Centre in Winchester (opposite St. Peter’s church). It’s called “Science – or – Religion?” – a hot topic – and we have invited two key speakers: Professor Alister McGrath, professor of Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Andrew Pinsent from the Oxford University Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion. They will be tackling the issue of whether recent research on the universe suggests the existence of a Creator. We’ve also got a great line-up of other speakers who will be running optional workshops depending on your interests. You can choose two from the following six options:
• Christianity and Extra Terrestrial Life (Bernard Barrett, theologian)
• The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Professor Maria Burke, Winchester University)
• Quantum Physics and the Quantum Physicist (Dr. Vincenzo Tamma, University of Portsmouth)
• Is Consciousness immortal? (Dr. Andrew Beards, Academic Director, School of the Annunciation, Buckfast)
• In the light of evolutionary psychology, can humans have free will? (Dr. Rebecca Page- Tickell, Hampshire Business School)
• In the light of current medical advances, could people live forever? (Dr. John Ochai, St Mary’s Hospital, Ryde).
Pre-booking has already begun and the total number of spaces is limited. Details of how to book will be in next week’s e-News. Meanwhile, save the date!