As a one off this event will take place in the Edwardian Tearooms at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
This month Cafe Scientifique will link up with our 'Finding Faith' programme to explore the topics of Faith and Medicine. We are pleased to welcome Dr June Jones, Head of Religious Diversity and Head of the UNESCO Unit of Bioethics at the University of Birmingham.
June will explore the prevailing view that science and faith don’t go together, but nowhere is this less true than in medicine. Doctors from all faith backgrounds practice their beliefs alongside their professional obligations with great success. She will explore the relationship between faith and medicine, the challenge of training the next generation of faithful doctors and the ways in which faith and medicine can clash as well as compliment each other. June’s interests lie in equality and diversity, ensuring that bioethics reflects the culturally diverse range of values inherent in providing health care for a contemporary society.
Café Scientifique for this month only will take place in the Edwardian Tearooms. A bar service will be in operation serving a range of drinks and snacks. Hot food will not be available. The Tearoom can be accessed by the museum's main entrance on Victoria Square and the lift entrance on Edmund Street. Doors open from 6.30pm.
Café Scientifique is a programme of informal science talks with time for Q & A and debate built in. With no prior knowledge needed, the events are a chance to socialise, relax and enjoy learning about contemporary research.
Finding Faith is delivered in partnership with the British Museum in support of their Living with the Gods exhibition.
Our programme invites you to explore the topic of faith from a variety of perspectives and question the role of faith within different communities. From in depth discussion events to storytelling for families there is something for everyone to engage with across the programme.
Please take a look at the What’s On section for the full list of Finding Faith activities.
Part of the Civilisations Festival. A UK-wide festival running from 2nd – 11th March 2018 with events inspired by the subject matter of the BBC Two series – the story of civilisations from around the world, revealed through art and culture.