St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
And it was good: Thinking Theologically about Evolution
The scientific consensus is that humans have been on the Earth for some 200,000 years out of its 4,700,000,000 year history.
Saturday 10 March 2018
2 - 4.30pm
£15 (bursaries are available)
There have been arguments about what this means for the creation stories in the Bible, but the growing understanding of the Earth’s history
challenges us to expand all our ideas of God.
In addition it raises fascinating and perplexing questions about, for instance, the Earth’s beauty and the violence which is also seemingly
inherent to it. Why do so many of us find the natural world so beautiful? And is there an answer to the dilemma of the brutality that seems
built into evolution –‘nature red in tooth and claw’?
Michael Reiss will explore some of the questions that science and the study of evolution raise for us about the wonder of God’s world and our
place in it.
The Revd Professor Michael Reiss is a Bioethicist, Professor of Science Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London and a
Priest in the Church of England.