Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker, at the Newman University in Birmingham, has been awarded funding by the Templeton Religion Trust to establish a research group to examine the relationship between science and religion in society. The project is established in partnership with Professor Bernard Lightman of the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at York University, Canada; Dr Carola Leicht of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, in the School of Psychology, University of Kent, UK; and the National Life Stories programme at the British Library.

The project, which will run until November 2017, seeks to develop research in key topics including the public reception of evolutionary science, science education in faith schools, new atheism and creationism, and engagement with science by faith communities and faith groups in the UK.

More information is available from the Science and Religion Exploring the Spectrum website.