Prof Michael Ruse from Florida State University will be coming to give this year’s IRHS guest lecture on Tuesday 26th May (week 6) at 2pm in the Harborne Lecture Theatre. His title is ‘Is Evolution a Religion? A View From Literature’. Michael is one of the leading philosophers of evolution, and the author of many influential books on the subject, including Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? and Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology. He is currently writing a book on evolutionism as a quasi-religious position, drawing principally on literary sources, so his talk should be of real interest to us as literature scholars.
Please do join us if you can for what promises to be a stimulating and engaging talk – all welcome.