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Access a range of resources related to the Christian Leadership in an Age of Science project. Search by Theological or Scientific index to find something that interests you.

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Governance of Human Genome Editing – Dr Robin Lovell Badge

Dr Robin Lovell Badge from the Francis Crick Institute gives an in-depth look at current regulation of human genome editing, including his experience of interviewing Chinese scientist Dr He Jiankui in 2018 about his secretive...

by Helen Billam
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From Reading to Editing Genes – Prof Kathy Niakan

Prof Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute gives an overview of key gene editing technologies and some of the risks and benefits associated with each.

by Helen Billam
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Public Understanding, Public Theology and Church Policy Moving Forward – Revd Dr Brendan McCarthy

The Church of England’s National Adviser on Health and Medical Ethics gives an overview of an ethical framework developed to tackle challenges in public life, including genetic technologies.

by Helen Billam
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Science-Engaged Theology, Genetics, and Public Life – Bishop Richard Cheetham

Bishop Richard Cheetham traces public narratives of science and religion in relation to genetics.

by Helen Billam
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How is the Francis Crick Institute communicating and carrying out scientific research?

Three short talks from our conference ‘From Reading to Writing Genes’ in January 2022. Rosie Waldron, Head of Public Engagement, discusses outreach and schools work done by Crick scientists. Dr Margarida Cordoso Moreira talks us...

by Helen Billam
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The History of Biology-Engaged Theology and the Rise of Genes – Revd Dr Lucas...

Revd Dr Lucas Mix explores some key theological concepts informed by genetic advances. A presentation from our conference ‘From Reading to Writing Genes’ in January 2022.

by Helen Billam
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Genetics in Public Awareness – Dr Philip Ball

A presentation from our’ ‘From Reading to Writing Genes’ conference about how genetics are understood by the public.

by Helen Billam
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Modernism in Wonderland: Lewis Carroll’s Modernist Afterlife

A panel discussion from the Through the Looking Glass Sesquicentenary Conference in November 2021, chaired by John Morgenstern. Contributors are Prof Michelle Witen, David Conlon, Michelle Moore, Ann Martin, and Jessica McCort.

by Helen Billam
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Mirrors and Space in/and Art

A panel discussion exploring themes of mirrors and space in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, from the Sesquicentenary conference in November 2021. Speakers include Amanda Kennell, Rika Hiro, Charlotte Horlyck, and Peter Sachs Collopy.

by Helen Billam
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Lewis Carroll, Science, Logic & the Imagination

A roundtable from the Through the Looking Glass Sesquicentenary Conference in November 2021, chaired by Dr Melanie Keene. The contributors are Dr Alice Gorman, Dr Franziska Kohlt, Dr Amirouche Moktefi, and Professor Tom McLeish.

by Helen Billam
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Charlie Lovett – Reflections in a Looking-Glass: Christian Self-Reflection in the Life of Charles...

A keynote presentation from Lewis Carroll scholar Charlie Lovett at the Through the Looking Glass Sesquicentenary Conference in November 2021, sponsored by ECLAS and the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre.

by Helen Billam
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Saved From What? And For What?

Recordings from a clergy study day held for Southwark diocese exploring science-engaged theology linked to Covid-19. The ECLAS team presented on three topics: Finding effective science-religion narratives in the Covid-19 pandemic – and beyond, Dr...

by Helen Billam
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Reflecting on Science Fiction and Public Theology

A pair of reflections from Revd Dr Lucas Mix and Revd Prof David Wilkinson on the topic of science fiction and public theology, recorded during an online event in October 2021.

by Helen Billam