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The Max Planck Lecture Series on Science and Faith

In May 2018, we hosted a five event series of lectures encompassing many different aspects of Science and Faith.

The series was named after world famous and Nobel-prize winning theoretical physicist Prof Max Planck; an originator of Quantum Theory and a man of both science and faith.  2018 marks the 160th anniversary of his birth and the 100th anniversary of his Nobel Prize for Physics.  Click the event title for further details.

All lectures took place in the Refectory, 7.30pm – 9pm.  Entry to all lectures was Free

Tuesday 1 May – How does God answer Prayer in a Scientific World?
Event sponsored by Chester Theological Society
The Rev’d. Professor David Wilkinson – Professor and Principal of St John’s College,
Durham University

Tuesday 8 May – Understanding a Complementarity of Science and Faith in Multiple Contexts
The Rev’d. Dr Mike Kirby – Lecturer (Radiotherapy Physics), Liverpool University; Chaplain,
Liverpool Cathedral

Tuesday 15 May – Can Christians be green?  Approaches to Ecological Theology
Event sponsored by the Montgomery Trust
Professor Chris Southgate – Associate Professor, Exeter University

Tuesday 22 May – Body and Soul in the Light of Near Death Experiences
The Very Rev’d Professor Gordon McPhate – Visiting Professor of Theology and Medicine,
Chester University; Former Dean of Chester

Tuesday 29 May – Question Time – Real Science, Real Faith
Chair – Mike Kirby
Panel Members

  • Dr Heather Williams (Principal Medical Physicist (Nuclear Medicine), The Christie, Manchester)
  • Mrs Kerrie-Anne Calder; (Lecturer (Radiotherapy), Liverpool University; Former Superintendent Radiographer, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)
  • Dr Salaheddin Tueger; (Consultant Haematologist, Countess of Chester Hospital)
  • Dr Allison Hall; (Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre)
  • Dr David Crawford; (Buddhist Pastor, Countess of Chester Hospital; Former Scientist)
  • Dr Henry Ratter; (Former ICI Senior Manager; FIChemE; Facilitator  Salt of the Earth Network, Cheshire)