CRES

New External Examiner Appointed

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Celia Deane-Drummond will be our new external examiner from September 2020 when Professor John Bryant retires from the post. Celia is now Senior Research Fellow and Director of Laudato Si’ Research Institute, based at Campion Hall in Oxford University, UK. She has doctorates in both plant physiology and theology. Celia has many publications at the interface of ecology, science and faith. We look forward to working with …

Module Revisions

We have been busy! This year so far we have revised three of our modules. Module 6: The Biological Environment was originally written by the late Prof. R.J. (Sam) Berry, and was revised by Godfrey Armitage. Module 9: Theologies of the Relationship between Humanity, Nature and God was totally rewritten by Dr Rachel Bathurst Module 11: An Introduction to Biodiversity was originally written by Andy Lester and Holly Petersen and was revised by Andy Lester …

First Ever CRES Virtual Conference!

If it were not for the coronavirus lockdown we would have held an entire day at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford, on Saturday 18th April. When it was obvious that the day would have to be cancelled we thought that was all there was to it. But then CRES tutor, Ian Brooks, suggested that he might be able to run it virtually for us. We are very grateful to Ian for doing this, particularly at …

Is there hope for the planet?

SADLY THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Saturday 18th April 2020- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Andy Lester  We are very pleased to welcome Andy Lester (A Rocha UK) as our guest speaker for a day looking at the current state of nature and the actions needed to bring about lasting hope for creation “Is there hope for the planet?” Places are limited and this is likely to be …

CRES Residential 2019 Report

We had another great residential on the 6th and 7th September at Ripon College Cuddesdon. After coffee, Martin Hodson, the CRES Principal Tutor, updated everyone on the exciting stage the course has reached, with many more applicants than normal. We discussed how we might make moves to accommodate the increased numbers. Several people came forward to volunteer extra help. In the afternoon we visited Sandy Lane Farm, a traditional, family-run, organic farm between Oxford and …

God’s Family and Other Animals

Saturday 16th November 2019- A day conference at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Rev Dr Dave Bookless and Rev Mia Smith We are very pleased to welcome Rev Dr Dave Bookless (A Rocha International) as our guest speaker for a day looking at environmental theology and mission, and entitled “God’s Family and Other Animals”. We will also have Rev Mia Smith (Hertford College, Oxford) with us to launch her recent Grove Booklet “The Plant-based Diet: A …