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First in-person Science and Faith event in Cambridge

The first in a series of live Science and Faith events from Radio Maria England takes place on Saturday January 8 at Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs (OLEM) in Cambridge.

The speakers will be Prof Robert Turner and Dr Mihnea Turcanu.  Prof Robert Turner is a British neuroscientist, physicist, and social anthropologist. He has been a director and professor at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, and is an internationally recognized expert in brain physics and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Dr Mihnea Turcanu pursued a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Glasgow where he specialized in ultrasound-mediated targeted drug delivery technology. He is currently a research associate at the university of Leuven, Belgium where he has been using AI technology to enhance ultrasound imaging that is used in radiotherapy cancer treatments.

Helena Judd from RME said: “The event is ideal for people of ages, but especially young people that have continually heard that you must keep science and faith separate.”

The event can be attended in sections or in its entirety:

  • Rosary at 5pm
  • Saturday Vigil Mass – 6pm
  • Faith Journeys in Science event – 30 minutes after the Mass concludes

There are 30 spaces for people to attend the event and enjoy the reception that is included.  The Pre-registration link is:

Radio Maria England has been awarded a grant to explore the relationship between science and faith through the church engagement programme Scientists in Congregations, which is run by Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS).  The series, Science and Faith navigates the relationship between science and faith and explores topics such as neuroscience or genetic modification, health, and nutrition as well as mathematics. 

The first and second broadcast seasons were a success and can be found here: