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Finley Lawson - Chair of SRF and acting Conference Secretary

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Finley Lawson graduated from Heythrop College with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Theology in 2008 and undertook a research masters in philosophy at the same institution (2013) examining “Eternity and Time in Science: What Role Do the Theories of Relativity Play in the Formation of a Coherent Model of Eternity?”. He successfully defended his PhD in 2023 at Canterbury Christ Church University applying scientific holistic metaphysics to our discussion of paradox in Christology. He has a wider interest in, how holistic metaphysics relates to matters in philosophy of religion and using a holistic ontology to develop a more coherent account of personhood (and how this can be brought into theological discussions about diverse embodiment).

 

Finley is currently the Education Development Lead at CCCU having previously spent five and a half years as a research Fellow and then Lead Fellow at the LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) Research Center examining the relationship between science and religion in educational contexts. He continues to be interested in the role interdisciplinarity can play in supporting learners to address the complex issues raised by the interaction of science, technology, and society.

Finley has been a committee member since 2018 and became conference secretary in 2021. He currently also has oversight of the  Forum's GDPR, safeguarding and publicity.

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