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Chaplaincy Lecture with Lord Winston - Religion, Medical Ethics and Public Life

Monday 2 February, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Arts Centre Conference Room

02.02.09 - Please note that, owing to the weather conditions today, this lecture has been postponed

Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, will deliver this second Chaplaincy lecture, addressing a topic on the broad theme Religion, Medical Ethics and Public Life.

In addition to being a world leader in his area of scientific expertise, Lord Winston is a well-known broadcaster and presented on television and radio. He has written and presented many well-received programmes for BBC1 including Making Babies, The Human Body, Secret Life of Twins, Superhuman and Child of Our Time.

Lord Winston has a Jewish background and has written and spoken widely on the relationship between faith and science. In particular, he has been critical of the way some of the so-called 'new atheists' (including Professors Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett) have characterised both faith and the scientific enterprise and has emphasised the scientific community's responsibility for encouraging public participation in debates over advances in scientific and medical technology.

The lecture will last for around 45 minutes and will be followed by a period of questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served in the Chaplaincy afterwards.

Registration for this lecture is now closed as the capacity of the venue has been reached.