New Programme: Science and Faith
Written by Radio Maria England on 03/02/2021
An Introduction to our Science and Faith presenters
(Beginning February 14th)
As we wave goodbye to 2020, the Science and Faith team are thrilled to be working on RME’s brand new show. Our episodes navigate the relationship between science and faith as we explore topics such as neuroscience or genetic modification. Today, we get to know our presenters, Marta and Szymon, a bit more in depth.
Marta currently works at a Catholic secondary school in Hertfordshire, where she enjoys providing a safe environment where students can explore and be unashamedly wonderstruck by God’s creation through the study of biology, chemistry and physics. Before becoming a qualified teacher at King’s College London in June 2020, Marta read Biomedical Sciences at University College London (2016-2019). Alongside her academic endevours, Marta was president of Christians in Science (CiS) UCL and has had the opportunity to be a speaker with God and the Big Bang. Marta enjoys tea and reading C.S. Lewis way above the recommended daily amount!
We asked Marta about her involvement with the project:
“It was an easy ‘yes’. I’m passionate about sparking conversation across the science curriculum; making the complementarity between theology and science a part of my pupils’ education. This radio show will make that same conversation accessible to the general public. What’s not to like? We’re hopeful and pray that these episodes resonate with our listeners”
Marta’s fellow radio host, Szymon is a research scientist working in the biotechnology industry in Cambridge. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Immunology from St George’s, University of London. Szymon is involved in many evangelising initiatives, like The Word on Fire Institute and Catholic Voices. He also leads a group for young Catholic adults in the local parish. We asked Szymon what drove him to get involved with the project:
“I became interested in the subject of Science and Religion after I returned to the Catholic Faith of my youth and when I became aware of the limits of scientific exploration.
I want to talk about this subject, because many people view Science as the only legitimate source of truth and they reject religious claims as superstitions, ultimately limiting the fullness of human flourishing. There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to science and religion, and in our radio programme I would like to discuss the most common ones with prominent Christian scientists and scholars”
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