|Summer Course 11
The eleventh Faraday Summer Course took place in Cambridge on 3 – 8 July and was a stimulating and lively event. Attended by over 40 delegates from 18 countries, the week comprised excellent lectures on science and religion from leading scientists and theologians in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. A series of workshops on scientific and social science topics added to our understanding. In addition the delegates split into small discussion groups when they were able to pose more in depth questions to the speakers. For a little light relief, we were treated to some amazing stories about the universe from science storyteller Andy Fletcher. All this took place in the hospitable surroundings of Lucy Cavendish College with its excellent food and fine gardens.
Some quotes form delegates at the course:
"It has given me the opportunity to learn new things, meet a diverse range of people from different disciplines and make friends." "Clearly presented lectures and discussions by people at the top of their field, who not only enabled complex issues to be grappled with more easily but also opened up new ways of thinking about them." "Felt very welcomed, impressed and excellent having a big cultural mix from the delegates."