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John Hedley Brooke

John Hedley Brooke

Dr. 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.  

Revisiting Darwin on Order and Design
The Changing Relations of Science and Religion
Darwinism and Christianity: Can their be no Common Ground?

Before 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 Foundation’s 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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