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Thomas Aquinas and Modern Biology

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The 2018 Aquinas Colloquium will take place at Blackfriars, Oxford, on 3 March, 9.15-5.15.

The day’s programme is as follows:

9.15       Arrivals

9.30       Introduction

9.45       Prof Rafael Vicuña (Catholic University of Chile; Pontifical Academy of Sciences)
               “Is the Origin of Life a Biological Question?”

10.55     Coffee

11.25     Prof Jean-Michel Maldamé, OP (Pontifical Academy of Sciences; l’Académie Catholique de France)
               “Evolution, Chance, and Providence”

12.35     Lunch

1.35       Dr William Carroll (Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science, Blackfriars)
               “Does a Biologist Need a Soul?”

2.45       Tea

3.10       Prof Nicanor Austriaco, OP (Faculty of Biology, Providence College)
               “Original Sin after Darwin”

4.30       General Discussion

5.15       Departure

A poster for the colloquium may be seen at “related downloads”.

Fee for the day, including buffet lunch: £10 (£5 students/unwaged)

To register, email



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