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Gowland Public Lectures

The Gowland Public Lectures have their origins in a separate science-religion organisation 'The Christ and the Cosmos Initiative, founded by the Revd Bill Gowland (a former Chairman of the Methodist Conference). This organisation merged with the Science and Religion Forum in 2003 and the lectures have continued at our conferences ever since where they have been warmly welcomed.

2023 Lecture

Title: From larvae to Leviathan: Living with animals in the book of Job

Speaker: Dr Suzanna Millar, University of Edinburgh with a response from Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Date: 31st August 2023 19:30 - 21:30 BST

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2022 Lecture

Title: The God with Clay: Theology in a World of Mass, Energy, and Information

Speaker: Prof. Niels Henrick Gregersen, University of Copenhagen with a response from Dr Andrew Robinson 

Date: 26th May 2022

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2021 Lecture

Title: Transformative Creatures: Theology, Gender Diversity and Human Identity.

Speakers: Professor Susannah Cornwall with a response from the Rev. Canon Rachel Mann.

Date: 26th May 2021

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2019 Lecture

Title: Where Tech and Humanity Meet: Practice and Formation in the Church and Posthumanism

Speaker: Dr Michael Burdett

Date: 11th April 2019

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