Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW, NSW
Date: Tuesday 27th September, 7.30pm
Speaker: Dr Chris Forbes, BA (Hons), PhD
Lecture title: The Laws of Nature: the ancient origins of a modern scientific puzzle, and its relationship to Christianity
Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW, (H6; see map, which can be downloaded from the ISCAST website lecture link: map link. The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington.
RSVPs to (Em. Prof) Peter Barry [email: firstname.lastname@example.org] would be much appreciated, but are not mandatory. There will also be some light refreshments after the lecture. For further information, contact Peter by email, or by mobile on 0419 243 685.
Parking is available on nearby suburban streets or in the Western Campus Carpark (G2) between the New College Village (H3) and NIDA (E2), which is free after 6.30 pm and is accessed via Day Ave (see separate map pdf via above ISCAST lecture map link: map link)
Biosketch: Dr Chris Forbes is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, and Deputy Chairman of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity. His fields of research and teaching focus on New Testament history, Alexander the Great and Hellenistic history, Graeco-Roman History of Ideas and the intersection of early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture. His current research is in the field of the relationship between religion and philosophy in Graeco-Roman thought. He gained his BA (Hons I) Dip.Ed. in Ancient History at Macquarie in 1978, and his PhD in Ancient History in 1987. He has taught at Macquarie in various positions since 1985, full time since 1987, and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001. He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature and the Tyndale Fellowship.
N.B. Please note that resource material from Dr Graeme Finlay’s two ISCAST lecture topics in July on God, genetics, evolution, cancer, suffering and Christianity can be obtained by going to the link: https://iscast.org/resources, clicking on ISCAST Presentations and clicking on the appropriate lectures or going to the ISCAST Home page (www.ISCAST.org ), and searching through the list of recent lectures.