Divinity academics research societal implications of astrobiology
Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences, and Dr Tim Jenkins, Reader in the Anthropology and Religion, are the recipients of research grants this year from the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton. The programme is on the societal implications of astrobiology, and was made possible by major grants from the NASA Astrobiology Program and the John Templeton Foundation...
Reforming religion: an intimate history
Through focusing on late Medieval material culture and microhistory, Cambridge historian Professor Eamon Duffy has produced a rich reinterpretation of the traditional role of religion in this enduringly popular – and turbulent – period of English history.
Tudor England – with its potent mix of intrigue, violence and religion – can lay claim to being this country's most popular period of history. From Robert Bolt's A Man for all Seasons to Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, the period continues to inspire writers and fascinate audiences. And, despite its popularity, it remains a fertile period for historical scholars like Cambridge's Professor Eamon Duffy.