Author: <span>Martin Hodson</span>

New Module: Ecology, Technology and Theology

We are grateful to Revd. Dr. John Reader who has produced a new and ground-breaking module on Ecology, Technology, and Theology. This builds on an earlier publication from the William Temple Foundation on the Digital and the Environmental. At a time when environmental issues are high on the churches’ agenda notably with the Net Zero Carbon target of 2030, the module will enable students to understand how our dependence upon digital technologies has both detrimental …

The Garden and the Sea- CRES Day 12th November 2022

Our next CRES in-person day is on Saturday 12th November 2022 (10.00am to 4.00pm) at Ripon College Cuddesdon (RCC). We have two amazing speakers: Revd. John White of Hazelnut Farm and Dr Rebecca Watson, an Old Testament theologian who works for the Eastern Region Ministry Course. Their themes have a nice contrast. In the morning we will look at a very land-based project in Bristol and in the afternoon consider the oceans. We are currently …

CRES Residential 2/3 September 2022

For the first time since 2019, the CRES Residential was able to go ahead at Cuddesdon. With people being able to gather together again, it is perhaps no surprise that the theme of community seemed to run through the two days, as we reflected, prayed, ate, walked, and talked together. The Friday afternoon field trip was to the Earth Trust, an Oxfordshire-based environmental learning charity. We started the trip inside their new ‘Earth Lab’ building, …

Climate Change: What Now? Saturday 30th April 2022

COP26 has passed, and by the time we meet on 30th April 2022 all three working groups on the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC will have met. It is time to take stock of where we are on climate change and to assess what the future holds. So we are pleased to announce that our CRES day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon will be entitled “Climate Change: What Now?” To help us with this …

Living World Updated!

Module 1: The Living World is our first compulsory module that was first written by the late Dena Burne and Dr. John McKeown back in the early 2000s. So it has been taken by generations of CRES students, and it has always been very popular. As most of the module concerns Biblical Studies it does not date that much. But although we had done a few minor updates before, by now it was in need …

COP26: the Science, the Policy, and the Theology

ONLY FIVE PLACES AVAILABLE BOOK NOW!! At last! CRES will meet again in person on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (10-4) at Ripon College Cuddesdon. As it happens our meeting is just before COP26 begins so we simply had to look at this topic. We have put a limit of 30 on this day, and 25 of those places are filled by CRES students and tutors. So the first five people who contact us and book …