John MacDonald Smith

John MacDonald Smith

John Quenby is Professor Emeritus at Imperial College London. He has made his career there since he was an undergraduate. His main scientific interest has been in astrophysics, the large scale structure of the universe, where he has done significant work leading to a large number of professional papers and the co-editorship of an important book in this field. For the past two decades he has researched dark matter, the mysterious invisible 'something' which appears to alter the rate at which the universe expands. Professor Quenby serves on various committees in the Rochester and Canterbury Dioceses and his main theological interest is in Process Theology, which is one way of describing the relationship between God and creation.

John MacDonald Smith read Maths and Physics at Christ's College, Cambridge, and can show you the rooms Darwin occupied there. He spent some years after graduating at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston, working on what was at that time very advanced engineering Physics including the measurement of time intervals as short as one fifty thousand millionth of a second. He subsequently became a priest in the Church of England and continued writing on science and religion and on ecology and the environment. In the early 1980's he became Hon. Secretary of Clergy Against Nuclear Arms, seeing it grow to 600 members of the clergy of all denominations. He is the author of a book on the nature of God and has contributed to a number of collections of essays.

Contributors: the following have committed themselves to offer contributions of up to 6,000 words in their own areas of research.

Dr Denis Alexander, Director, The Faraday Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge.
Professor Paul Badham; University of Wales, Lampeter, author The Contemporary Challenge of Modernist Theology
Professor R J (Sam)Berry, FRIC Professor of Genetics, UCL, 1978 - 2000, Gifford Lecturer 1977 - 8
Rev. Jonathan Clatworthy; General Secretary MCU: Co-editor The Windsor Report, A Liberal Response
Professor Rod Davies,CBE;FRS Former Director Jodrell Bank Radiotelescope, Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Right Reverend Richard Harries, Former Bishop of Oxford
Reverend Harriet Harris, Wadham College Oxford; author of Fundamentalism and the Evangelicals
Reverend Professor Ian James;School of Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics, University of Reading. Diocese of Oxford Environmental Officer
Professor Simon Conway Morris, FRS, Fellow of St John's College Cambridge, Boyle Lecturer 2005
Dr Ruth Page; former Principal, New College Edinburgh, author of God and the Web of Creation
Reverend Dr Anthony Phillips;former headmaster Kings School, Canterbury and author of God BC
Dr Andrew Robinson is researching the Origins of Life, Exeter University
Dr Christopher Southgate, Hon. Research Fellow, University of Exeter
Professor Russell Stannard, OBE, Professor Emeritus, the Open University, President 2005 - 6 of the Science and Religion Forum
Reverend Dr John Strain, Director, Centre for Applied and Professional Ethics, Surrey University
Professor Dick Vane-Wright; Fellow and Hon. Professor University of Kent, Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Rowan Williams and also of Christ's College Cambridge has provided a Preface

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