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Does Science Need God? lecture

Key stage

Post-16

Subject

Religious Education

Collection

Masterclasses

Format

Video , PDF (230kb)

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Photograph of Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory
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Overview

Watch Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Director of the Vatican Observatory, discuss the power and limitations of Science in this lecture. This talk was recorded specially for Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.

Download the accompanying teachers’ notes document, including a full transcript, information about the speaker and the event, plus a list of follow-up questions to spark further discussion.

This lecture was recorded ahead of the “Does Science Need God?” online event on 14th October 2020. Please note that all opinions are of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views of Westminster Abbey.

Curriculum links

Themes covered in this lecture are aligned to:

OCR

  • The Challenge of Secularism

AQA

  • Christianity and Science

Edexcel

  • Science and Secularisation

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