Category Ebor Lecture Series, Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
Science Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Revd Prof David Wilkinson FRS is President of St John’s College, Durham University. He is also Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion. His background is research in theoretical astrophysics, where he gained a PhD in the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions. After this research he trained for the Methodist ministry, serving in a variety of appointments. His current work at Durham University involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop-culture. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.