Human Flourishing

22 October, 7:30 pm

1 hr 30 minPWYD

Talk | Science, Society, Technology, Ethics & Philosophy

Human Flourishing

University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ

Why we are here? What makes for a good life? Join Kathy Sykes, presenter of BBC hit Rough Science, and Andrew Briggs, Oxford University Professor of Nanomaterials and author of Human Flourishing, to question the role of technology and the nature of truth in our world. Drawing on Andrew’s book, examine the contributions scientific insight and spiritual wisdom might offer you.

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury: “a careful and thoughtful provocation.”

Kathy Sykes OBE is a British physicist, broadcaster and Professor of Sciences and Society at the University of Bristol. She has presented various BBC2 and Open University TV series, including Rough Science, Ever Wondered about Food, and presented for the documentary television miniseries New World with Stephen Hawking in 2011.


Andrew Briggs is Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. He has over 600 publications which have been cited more than 25,000 times. His research interests focus on materials for single-molecule electronics and quantum technologies, and machine learning for measuring and tuning quantum devices.


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