CRES Virtual Meeting Report September 2020

For many years now in early September, we have held our annual CRES Residential. Because of the pandemic, this was not practicable, and we opted for a virtual option. Once again we were very grateful to CRES tutor, Ian Brooks for running our virtual meeting so effectively. We also thank Lynda McKeown for handling all of the bookings, and in the end about 35 people came. We decided to scale back the meeting to the …

New External Examiner Appointed

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Celia Deane-Drummond will be our new external examiner from September 2020 when Professor John Bryant retires from the post. Celia is now Senior Research Fellow and Director of Laudato Si’ Research Institute, based at Campion Hall in Oxford University, UK. She has doctorates in both plant physiology and theology. Celia has many publications at the interface of ecology, science and faith. We look forward to working with …

Module Revisions

We have been busy! This year so far we have revised three of our modules. Module 6: The Biological Environment was originally written by the late Prof. R.J. (Sam) Berry, and was revised by Godfrey Armitage. Module 9: Theologies of the Relationship between Humanity, Nature and God was totally rewritten by Dr Rachel Bathurst Module 11: An Introduction to Biodiversity was originally written by Andy Lester and Holly Petersen and was revised by Andy Lester …

First Ever CRES Virtual Conference!

If it were not for the coronavirus lockdown we would have held an entire day at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford, on Saturday 18th April. When it was obvious that the day would have to be cancelled we thought that was all there was to it. But then CRES tutor, Ian Brooks, suggested that he might be able to run it virtually for us. We are very grateful to Ian for doing this, particularly at …