Horizons Lecture: Dr Jaume Navarro
Historiography of Science and Religion
Yesterday, pupils attended a Horizons Lecture with Dr Jaume Navarro, Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country, on the ‘Historiography of Science and Religion’.
This fascinating lecture looked at the historic ‘conflict thesis’ between Science and Religion and the arguments in favour of decentralising the debate from an Anglo-American focus. Dr Navarro helped our pupils to think about the origins of the debate in the context of the UK, US and Germany, linking to the contemporary use of science as a ‘scientism’ that can develop from ideas into ideology. Dr Navarro also spoke about life as an academic and his work and research across international faculties and research groups. The lecture was of particular interest to Upper School Physicists, Philosophers and all those interested in pursuing a research career at the interface of the sciences and humanities.
The Horizons Lecture Series exists to build experiences for our pupils to access ‘the global good’ in educational practice, especially at Higher Education level. Mr Stephen Bailey, Horizons and John Locke Coordinator, is keen for the Lecture Series to open up opportunities for our pupils to see global best practice in other areas of public life.