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"It keeps me seeking: the invitation from science, philosophy and religion" with Prof Andrew Briggs

This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner

Physicist Professor Andrew Briggs blends science, philosophy and religion in a fresh take on how science contributes to our understanding of the world.

Briggs and his co-authors philosopher Professor Hans Halvoroson and physicist Professor Andrew Steane start from a belief in God. They look at fundamental physics, machine learning, philosophy of human identity, evolutionary biology, miracles, arguments from design, naturalism, the history of ideas, and more to demonstrate that the natural world can be a pointer to something beyond itself.

Briggs is professor of nanomaterials at the University of Oxford and has a degree in theology. He is also author of The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions.

This is a ticketed event and the tickets are £8 - £12.50. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit this website:

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Oxford Martin School at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2019

In 2019, following five successful years working together, the Oxford Martin School is pleased to once again be acting as Festival Ideas Partner to the Financial Times Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Throughout the festival from 30 March - 7 April, the School will host a wide range of Festival lectures and events, including book talks from academics working at the Oxford Martin...

Event Details

04 April 2019 16:00 - 17:00

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Seminar Room, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street, (Corner of Catte and Holywell Street), Oxford, OX1 3BD