Archive talks which were popular from the series held in 2012/13...

  • God and the Big Bang
    A talk by Rev Dr Rodney Holder, Former Course Director of the Faraday Institute in Cambridge. Dr Holder has degrees in mathematics, astrophysics, and theology; he looks at questions like: How did the universe begin and how has it evolved? Does a scientific explanation mean we can do without God? Can the existence of an infinite collection of universes explain the special nature of this universe?
    13 June 2013 download mp3
  • Where is God when it hurts?
    A talk by Rebecca Trendall, a practising psychotherapist and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This talk explores how human relationships have power to wound and to heal. It considers how the unconscious affects our ability to connect with others. The speaker then considers how a genuine experience of empathy and grace can lead to personal transformation.
    16 May 2013
  • The Relevance of Marriage in a Contemporary Society
    Prof Ewan McKendrick, Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, seeks to answer three relevant questions for today: What is marriage? Who is it for? What are its benefits?  
    18 April 2013
  • Adam and Eve today - an evolutionary perspective
    A talk by Dr Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College Cambridge. This talk outlines our current anthropological understanding of human evolution, and brings this scientific account into conversation with the theological narrative concerning Adam and Eve, a perspective relevant to contemporary issues concerning human identity, value, and purpose.
    7 February 2013 download mp3 
  • The God Particle and its relevance for ourselves
    A talk by Dr Peter Bussey, a particle physicist and emeritus Reader in Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow University. Dr Bussey is a member of one of the collaborations at CERN that have been searching for the Higgs boson.
    He is a contributor to the God and the Big Bang series of videos.
    29 November 2012 download mp3
    Related article by Dr Bussey: Likely discovery of the Higgs particle at CERN

  • How can we believe in the Bible and science at the same time?
    A space science engineer explains how he reconciles the biblical creation account in Genesis 1 with modern scientific knowledge and theories and how it led him from atheism to faith.
    11 October 2012 download mp3


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