John Hedley Brooke

John Hedley Brooke

John Hedley Brooke

Oxford University

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John Hedley Brooke is an Emeritus Fellow of Oxford’s Harris Manchester College and a Distinguished Foundation Fellow at the University of Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study. From 1999 to 2006, Brooke held the Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science & Religion and Directorship of the Ian Ramsey Centre at Oxford University. He has served as editor for The British Journal for the History of Science, as president of the British Society for the History of Science, and as president of the Historical Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. With Geoffrey Cantor, he delivered the 1995 Gifford Lectures. 

His books include the acclaimed and influential Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives, Thinking About Matter: Studies in the History of Chemical Philosophy, and (with Geoffrey Cantor) Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science & Religion. More recently, he co-edited Science & Religion around the World with Ronald Numbers; he contributed to The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology; and he contributed to Martin Nowak’s anthology Evolution, Games, and God. He has written many articles, both scholary and popular, and contributed to many edited volumes. Brooke is president of the Science & Religion Forum, a founding member of the Oxford Centre for Science of the Mind, and recently served as president of the International Society for Science & Religion.