Lecturer: Nick Spencer
Director of Studies, Theos
Charles Darwin has probably had more impact on religious belief than anyone else born in the last 200 years.
His own religious journey was tumultous and moving, and although he avoided the subject in public and insisted, in private, that his theology was in a "simple muddle", his religious observations and thoughts remain as interesting and relevant to us today as they were to his friends and family.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, Nick Spencer, author of Darwin and God, delivers the 2009 Gore lecture, tracing Darwin's religious biography and asking what we can learn from this most courteous and humane of scientists.