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Workshop on Faith, Energy and Society 3rd March 2017

February 15, 2017

Workshop on ‘Faith, Energy and Society’ The University of Cambridge’s Strategic Research Initiative

Workshop on ‘Faith, Energy and Society’

The University of Cambridge’s Strategic Research Initiative for energy researchers, Energy@Cambridge, would like to invite you to attend a Workshop on Faith, Energy and Society, in partnership with The Faraday Institute, Woolf Institute, Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry (VHI), Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE). The event is organised by Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute; member, Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge.

The workshop is part of the Energy@Cambridge’s Grand Challenge called, ‘In Search of “Good” Energy Policy’, whose aim is to identify optimal practices and principles for designing and implementing the best possible energy policies.

Date: 3 March 2017 (10:00 – 17:00)

Location: Garden Room, St Edmund’s College, CB3 0BN Cambridge

Program: The workshop will explore theological dimensions to energy and environmental policy making and engage faith-based groups within the university and beyond. The resulting papers and discussions will help inform policy makers of the ethical, cultural and social issues that underlie our current and future policies.

The main questions the workshop will address include:

1. What insights or practices from faith traditions might shed light on cultural or ideological drivers of ‘bad energy’ practices (e.g. ‘consumerism’, carbon-dependent conceptions of economic growth, resistance to lifestyle change, instrumentalist views of nature, etc.) and hindering ‘good energy’ initiatives?

 2. What insights or practices from faith traditions might be relevant to the question of the distribution of institutional and societal responsibilities that the provision and management of energy demands, i.e. the state and other tiers of political authority, industry, households, markets, civil society?

The workshop will consist of three sessions. The first two sessions are panel discussions addressing the main questions concerning cultural drivers and societal responsibilities and the contributions that faith groups might have on policy debates. The third session is a moderated discussion among representatives from faith groups and experts from industry and government intended to integrate the ideas raised in earlier sessions with the practical constraints of policy making.

 Session 1: Cultural drivers of ‘bad energy policy’: insights from faith traditions

 Session 2: Allocating responsibilities for ‘good energy policy’: insights from faith traditions

 Session 3:  Policy applications: moderated roundtable

Confirmed contributors include:

Prof Tim Cooper (Co-Director, Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and products, Nottingham Trent University)

Dr Ed Kessler (Director, Woolf Institute)

Dr Fazlun Khalid (Director, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences)

Dr Jeremy Kidwell (University of Birmingham)

Dr Hilary Marlow (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Cambridge Divinity Faculty)

Mr Gopal Patel (Director, Bhumi Project, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies)

Dr Laszlo Zsolnai (Business Ethics Centre, Corvinus University; Buddhist Economics Research Platform)

Associates of the Cambridge University ‘In Search of “Good” Energy Policy’ project:

Dr David Good (Behavioural science)

Dr Jacqueline Lam (EPRG and Hong Kong University)

Professor David Newbery (Public policy)

Dr Jim Platts (Engineering)

Prof Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics and Director, ‘In Search of “Good” Energy’ Policy (GEP)

Dr David Reiner (Political science)

Dr Sandy Skelton (Economics of consumption)

To register: please complete your details at the link below.

http://www.energy.cam.ac.uk/news-and-events/Events/event-registration

Places are limited and we will be in touch to confirm your registration.

For further information contact Dr Jonathan Chaplin (KLICE) (jc538@cam.ac.uk) or Professor Michael Pollitt (Energy@Cambridge) (m.pollitt@jbs.cam.ac.uk).

Five Cambridge Fellows of the Royal Society to teach on Faraday Summer Course

February 11, 2017

Five Cambridge Fellows of the Royal Society to teach on Faraday Summer

Five Cambridge Fellows of the Royal Society to teach on Faraday Summer Course

This summer’s Faraday Course [July 3-7] – ‘Cambridge Perspectives on Science and Religion’ - will be presented largely by speakers from Cambridge University, five of them Fellows of the Royal Society.

The Course will include opportunities to engage personally with some of the University’s top scientists who are also people of faith.

Special rates are available for those living in the Cambridge area who do not require accommodation.

Early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Applicants had to be turned away from the Faraday Course in January due to lack of space.

Bursaries are available – applications should be submitted by 5th May.

 All Faraday Courses are open to graduates or undergraduates from any university in the world of any faith or none.

 Click HERE for further details and on-line application.

 

 

Faraday Papers in Spanish

December 16, 2016

Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages.  Eight versions of the Papers in Spanish have just been posted

Faraday Papers continue to appear in 13 different languages.  Eight versions of the Papers in Spanish have just been posted and are available for free down-load. Another eight versions will be available soon so watch this space!

New Telephone Number - immediate effect

November 29, 2016

Please note we have a new Telephone Number for all enquiries; 01223 748888 Please update your records and apologies afor any inconvenience

Please note we have a new Telephone Number for all enquiries;

01223 748888

Please update your records and apologies afor any inconvenience

Job Advert - Course Director

October 24, 2016

The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion St Edmund’s College Cambridge CB3 0BN Course Director Ref: FP3/10 Job Advertisement Job title:          Course Director, Faraday Institute

The Faraday Institute for Science
and Religion
St Edmund’s College
Cambridge CB3 0BN


Course Director
Ref: FP3/10
Job Advertisement

Job title:          Course Director, Faraday Institute

Reporting to:      Associate Director Faraday Institute

Location:    Cambridge

Purpose of Job:    Overall responsibility for the planning, organisation and execution of the Faraday Course Programme

Hours:     18.25 per week on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2018 in the first instance

Salary:    The salary will be between £39,188 - £49,642 per annum (FTE), depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.

Main Duties:      The post (0.5 FTE), which is until September 2018 in the first instance, involves the coordination and organisation of Faraday Courses.  The extent and nature of Faraday Courses, some of which are held overseas or in other cities in the UK, may be viewed at www.faraday-institute.org.

Required Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, good knowledge of the science and religion field, organisational and personal skills, and will be in agreement with the Christian ethos of The Faraday Institute.

Closing Date:     Applications quoting Position FP3/10 should include a CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. Applications (preferably by e-mail) should be sent to: The Faraday Institute Administrator, Mrs Rachel Simonson, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN, UK [Faraday.Administrator@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk] by 20 November. Interviews will be held on 28 November 2016. A Job Description may also be requested from Mrs Simonson
 

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