Dr John Taylor
Dr John Taylor is now Director of Critical Skills at Rugby School having previously been Head of Physics and in charge of Philosophy there. Before taking up his post at Rugby he tutored in the Philosophy of Science at Oxford University. Since 1999 he has been director of the "Perspectives on Science" (PoS) project. The PoS course is currently being taught as an AS level in 26 centres around the UK. It offers students and teachers an opportunity to explore the exciting historical, philosophical and ethical questions surrounding science. The course is supported by teaching and student materials and is assessed by means of a research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Many of the questions addressed in the course relate to issues in the science/religion discussion. The course is having national influence, in particular in connection with the proposed new Extended Projects to be unveiled from 2008. John is also Chief Examiner for Edexcel Project Qualifications.