A conference exploring links between education science and religion is being organised by the LASAR (Learning About Science and Religion) Project at the University of Reading with the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Some people believe that science and religion are necessarily opposed and compete for the same territory. The pervasiveness of the conflict thesis – in schools and among the wider public – is underpinned by a myriad of complex factors. This conference will discuss why the conflict thesis is so prevalent in people’s thinking, and will showcase research and activities designed to improve students’ and the wider public’s understanding of how science and religion relate.
Keynote: Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford
Chair: Michael Reiss, Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education
or email for details: LASAR@reading.ac.uk