Ian Ramsey Centre:
The Ian Ramsey Centre is part of the Theology Faculty in the University of Oxford. It has the special aim of promoting high quality teaching and research in the exciting field of science and religion.
Within the University the Centre runs a regular seminar series bringing scientists, philosophers and theologians together to explore interests they have in common. The seminars are open to graduate students and are attended by informed members of the public.
The Centre also sponsors regional conferences to encourage new networks through which connections between theology and the sciences can be explored.
International workshops are organized to enhance the quality of courses on science and religion that are taught worldwide.
The Centre began its work, under the aegis of St. Cross College, Oxford, in 1985. It was named after Ian Ramsey, an Oxford Professor of the Philosophy of Religion and later Bishop of Durham, who until his death in 1972, was particularly effective in communicating with experts from a wide range of disciplines, inspiring them to work together on the problems raised for theology and ethics by developments in science, technology and medicine. As a result of his experience he became convinced that a permanent centre was needed for enquiry into these inter-disciplinary areas.
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