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Oxford Professor to discuss the role of science in human existence

An Oxford Professor is returning to his alma mater to discuss the great questions of what it means to exist and how science can shed light on the unknown at a free public lecture on Tuesday 17 November.

During the event, Professor Peter Atkins, who is a graduate and honorary graduate of our University, will discuss the theory that science can deal with all matters and sets itself severe criteria of validity. He will explore the way that science identifies and illuminates the great questions of existence – and while some questions currently remain unanswered, science may one day shed light on them.

The lecture is organised by our University's Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society and will contribute to the debate about the questions of existence.

Atkins is a prolific author of over 70 academic and popular science books, including the staple textbook of chemistry degrees throughout the world, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry. His research has been used in the application of quantum mechanics to chemical problems and theoretical aspects of magnetic resonance.

The event, ‘Science as King’, will begin at 5:00pm on Tuesday 17 November, 2015, in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3. It is a free lecture and will be open to the public.

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