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Lectures, broadcasts, publications, 1955-1973

MS. Coulson 108

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Folder D.1.1:

Miscellaneous articles and talks, mainly on science and religion in the atomic age. Contains:
  1. 'The moral responsibility', 4 pp. ms., n.d.
  2. 'Prospect for the future', 4 pp. typescript, 1957
  3. 'Prelude to the atomic age', 2 pp. ms., n.d.
  4. 'Christianity and the control of power', 9 pp. typescript, 1957
  5. 'Peaceful uses of atomic energy', 4 pp. ms., 1956
  6. 'Science and the control of power', 4 pp. typescript, n.d.
Folder D.1.2: 'Science and religion - a changing relationship'.

The Rede Lecture - Cambridge University, May 1954. Manuscript and corrected typescript with extensive background notes and correspondence. Folder includes working notes for a similar earlier lecture given to the Bristol Theological Society on 'Relation of religion to science' in 1953, on which Coulson based his Rede Lecture.

Folder D.1.3: 'Some problems of the atomic age'.

The Second Scott Lidgett Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Free Church Federal Council, Bristol, March 1957. Manuscript and corrected typescript, correspondence. Folder includes correspondence with the editor of The Nation for whom Coulson wrote an article 'Moral responsibilities in the atomic age'; the article was never published.

Folder D.1.4: 'Science and the idea of God'.

The 11th Arthur Stanley Eddington Lecture, Cambridge University, April 1958. Working notes, corrected typescript and correspondence.

Folder D.1.5: 'Nuclear knowledge and Christian responsibilities'.

Background material, plan of lectures, manuscripts, and corrected typescripts for publication as:
  1. a lecture to the World Methodist Church at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1956
  2. a series of articles in the Methodist Recorder, 1957
  3. a book for the Epworth Press, 1958
  4. a shorter version in the London Quarterly and Holbom Review, n.d.
Folder D.1.6: 'Fundamental belief'.

Transcript of discussion with H.C. Longuet-Higgins, broadcast on the BBC Home Service, June 1958.

Folder D.1.7: 'The Church in the world'.

Peter Ainslie Memorial Lecture, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1962. Working papers and text.

Folder D.1.8: 'The family - a part of God's creative plan'.

A lecture to the World Methodist Conference on Family Life, London, 1966. Working papers, correspondence, transcript of lecture.

Folder D.1.9: 'This war can be won'.

An address to the OXFAM Conference at Sibford School, 1966. Manuscript and working papers.

Folder D.1.10: 'Should I work or not?'

Article published in the P.H.P. International Magazine, Japan, 1973. Manuscript, extensive manuscript notes on books read, correspondence, printed version.

Folder D.1.11: 'Science and society'.

Notes for a planned series of lectures at Warwick University (1973)which had to be cancelled owing to ill-health.

Folder D.1.12: 'God and things'.

Manuscript of address to World Council of Churches, New York, and shorter version as published in Christian Education, 1963.

Transcript of sermon, with same title, preached at Wesley Church, Cambridge, October 1973. This Church was where Coulson preached many of his early sermons as a graduate student and Fellow of Trinity College 1931-1936.

Folder D.1.13: 'Is there a science of man?'

Coulson's notes and draft, background material, 1955, 1962.

Folder D.1.14: 'The Scientist's Responsibility in Society'.

The Heriot-Watt University Lecture, 1970.


  • 1955-1973


14 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 108

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/D.1/1-14

Repository Details

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