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Big World, Big Questions: Is there space for faith in a scientific world?

1:00pm-1:40pm on Sunday 24 March
2:00pm-2:40pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge New Museums Site, Benet Street, CB2 3PT

Does science disprove God?
Can the Bible be true if it doesn’t mention dinosaurs?
Could robots or aliens be religious?
What really makes me ‘me’?

Asking big questions like these, and many others, is an exciting part of being human. Science is one really great way to explore the word around us as we consider these big questions. But do we ever need more than science? And can our incredible scientific discoveries fit with belief in God?

If you’re curious about the world around you, and have questions about how science and religious faith can ever fit together, then join the Youth and Schools team from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, for an interactive, hands-on science session, digging deeper into this fascinating topic.

Team members and session leaders will include, but will not be limited to:

Lizzie Henderson

Lizzie coordinates the Youth and Schools Programme at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. She and her team create books and resources; engage in educational research; and run workshops for young people, and training for educators – all on the topic of ‘big questions’ about science, religion and more!

Lizzie holds a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in evolutionary biology, geology, and the history and philosophy of science. She has always enjoyed asking questions about anything and everything, and loves to see young people open their eyes and minds to explore the biggest questions of life, the universe and everything. Lizzie can usually be found travelling around with boxes and bags full of fossils, skulls, chemicals, jelly, hats, fairy wings and all kinds of other exciting and explosive things!

Aimed at KS2 (age 7–11 years).

Telephone number:
44 (0)1223 748888

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Talk, Exhibition, Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 40
Theme: Discovery, Environment
Accessibility: Full access

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