Film Screening: Why are we here? @ Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge [25 October]

Film Screening: Why are we here?

19:00 - 20:30

 Facebook event page
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street, CB2 1RH Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Wednesday 25 October: 7:00pm — 8:30pm

McCrum Lecture Theatre (behind The Eagle Pub), Corpus Christi College, CB2 1RH

Today science says it has found the rules which explain everything, from particles to galaxies, from genes to our minds. But the explanation comes at a cost, for the rules, some scientists say, have no meaning. There is no question, they say, of asking why, no room for purpose or moral certainty.
But is this really true? Is this what we must accept? Could we really be creatures made to see and seek meaning in a universe where none exists? Or are there, even within science itself, clues that might give us back a sense of meaning and purpose?
In this series Oxford Physics Professor Ard Louis is joined by distinguished science documentary film maker and presenter David Malone. They travel to India, Senegal and the United States to meet some of the world’s best physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, neuroscientists and biologists to discuss and debate questions about meaning and the nature of the universe.
For Ard, the Universe is best understood in the context of belief in God. David cannot believe in God. But he is passionate about science embracing the human need for meaning rather than denying it. Both share a profound unease about the tendency to fundamentalist, in both science and religion.
Three years in the making, these four films bear the hallmark of Malone’s award winning, reflective and beautiful film making style. Stunning images of the variety of life on Earth illustrate and drive forward the series’ questions. On screen there is an engaging chemistry between David, the artist, and Ard, the scientist, providing a sometimes funny, but always thoughtful commentary on some of biggest questions faced.

This event will screen one of the episodes and be followed by a panel discussion with Ard, Louis and two protagonists.
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

The most anticipated events in Cambridge :

Bonfire Night Cambridge
Cambridgeshire County Council Highway Events
Kettle's Yard Clearance Sale
Emmanuel College
Puppy Therapy (in collaboration with Student Minds)
Cambridge Union+
Late at the Fitzwilliam
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Cambridge Black Tie Night: Día de los Muertos
The Cambridge Union
Apple Day 2017
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
Cambridge Junction
Volunteer for Cambridge 2017
Cambridge Guildhall
Baroness Hale | Cambridge Union
The Cambridge Union
Alan Turing and the Enigma machine with James Grime
West Road Concert Hall