Science versus Religion: Do We Need to Choose?

28 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
Can science and religion live side by side in 2017? In the second part of year-long festival, Belief and Beyond Belief, we look at the struggles and alliances that have formed between science and religion and the amazing work that they have inspired.

Be blown away by Sir Roger Norrington as he performs Haydn’s exuberant and roof-raising depiction of God’s creation with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. They will also look to the stars with a concert featuring music used in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

On Saturday 4 February, writers, faith and community leaders, academics and scientists join together to debate the relationship between science and religion. They discuss issues including quantum theology, playing God with artificial intelligence and the things that science can’t explain.

Speakers include Julian Baggini, philosopher and author, and Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science.

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