Sir John Polkinghorne
Polkinghorne worked for many years as a theoretical elementary particle
physicist. From 1968 to 1979 he
was Professor of Mathematical Physics in the University of Cambridge, before
resigning to train for the ministry of the Church of England.
After working as a parish priest, he returned to Cambridge and in 1996
retired from being President of Queens' College.
He is an Anglican priest and a Fellow of the Royal Society and was
knighted by the Queen in 1997. He
has written many books about science and religion, including The
Faith of a Physicist (1994).
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