Thurber Lecture Archives

Thurber Thursday — 19 September at 18h30/19h30

Prof. Simon Conway Morris — Eight evolutionary myths: The closing of the Darwinian mind?

Dr. Simon Conway MorrisDr. Simon Conway Morris is a professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. He has published extensively on the Burgess Shale and the Cambrian "explosion" (summarized in The Crucible of Creation; OUP) and more recently has developed an interest in evolutionary convergence and the limits of evolution (summarized in Life's Solution; CUP). He was won various medals, etc and was elected to the Royal Society in 1990. He is also engaged with the public understanding of science and in 1996 delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. When undisturbed he can usually be found reading something by G.K. Chesterton or the Inklings, with a glass of wine (or something stronger) immediately to hand.

Dr. Morris's lecture can be heard here.

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Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all. We share a meal at 18h30 and the evening program begins at 19h30.

Thurber Thursday — 17 & 24 October 19h30 in the Thurber Room

Two part series:
The Royal Imposter or the Sneaky God Moving Among Us
Speaker: Dr. Teresa Stricklen

Dr. Teresa StricklenThe Rev. Dr. Teresa Lockhart Stricklen is Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Louisville, Kentucky. Before going to the Office, she taught preaching and worship as an assistant professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She has also taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Have you ever thought of God being like fairy tales’ royalty who disguise themselves as peasants in order to find out what’s going on their kingdom so that they can help their people?

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all. The evening program begins at 19h30; reception to follow the lecture.