Revd Prof David Wilkinson
Professor & Principal of St. John's College
University of Durham
Durham, United Kingdom
David Wilkinson is Principal of St John’s College, Durham University. He is also Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion. He is married to Alison and has two teenage children, Adam and Hannah.
His background is research in theoretical astrophysics, where he gained a PhD in the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. After this research he trained for the Methodist ministry, serving in a variety of appointments. His current work at Durham University involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop-culture. He also holds a PhD in Systematic Theology where he explored the future of the physical universe.
His recent books include Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe (T&T Clark, 2010), Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (OUP, 2013) and When I pray what does God do? (Monarch, 2015)
Religion, Philosophy & History Interests
Christianity-Protestantism, History of Science, Theology
Science & Technology Interests
Cosmology, Human Origins, Physics
Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe
T&T Clark 2010
Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
When I pray what does God do?