John Hedley Brooke
John Hedley Brooke is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science & Religion and
Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre at the University of Oxford, where he is also
a Fellow of Harris Manchester College.
moving to Oxford in October 1999, he was Professor of the History of Science at
Lancaster University. A former
Editor of the British Journal for the History
of Science, he has been President of the British Society for the
History of Science and of the Historical Section of the British Association for
the Advancement of Science. In
1995, jointly with Professor Geoffrey Cantor, he gave the Gifford Lectures at
the University of Glasgow. His main
books are Science and Religion: Some
Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 1991); Thinking
About Matter: Studies in the History of Chemical Philosophy (Ashgate,
1995); and (with Geoffrey Cantor) Reconstructing
Nature: The Engagement of Science & Religion (T & T Clark,
1998; Oxford University Press, 2000). He
is currently Director of the European Science Foundations Network on Science
and Human Values; and in November 2001 he gave the Distinguished Lecture
of the American History of Science Society in Denver.
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