A recording of Denis Alexander’s talk on November 10th, 2016 at Wilmslow Guild. Part of the Scientists in Congregations project run by St John’s, Lindow.
“Christianity and Science are unnatural enemies! Christian theism is founded on biblical belief in a rational Creator who takes pleasure when we engage in the scientific enterprise and uncover the hidden secrets of the universe. An inspiring Theology of Science can be developed to interpret the meaning and significance of scientific discoveries.”
Speaker – Dr Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.
He was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Prior to that Dr Alexander was at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he helped to establish the National Unit of Human Genetics. Dr Alexander was initially an Open Scholar at Oxford reading Biochemistry, before obtaining a PhD in Neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.