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'Minor Works', 1951-1973

MS. Coulson 109

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The description 'Minor Works' was adopted for these writings by Coulson himself. They consist of manuscripts, typescripts, or printed versions of short articles, sometimes with related correspondence and background material. Many are expositions of the relationship of science and religion. Most are published.

Folder D.2.1: 1951-1952.

'Science and religion in partnership', in Life and Work, Church of Scotland magazine, 1951.

'All or Nothing', review of J. Bronowski's book The Common Sense of Science, published in Religion in Education: typescript and printed version, 1951.

'God the Creator', in Church of England Youth Council Newsletter, 1951.

'Why maths?' in Gartree High School magazine Pythagorean: typescript, 1952.

'How can Christian doctrines about miracles be true after all we learn from modern science?', in the book Moral Problems: typescript, 1952.

'Continuous creation', paper read at a meeting of the Victoria Institute, London, with related correspondence: typescript, 1952.

'Note on Professor H.C. Longuet-Higgins', published in Nature on his appointment to the Chair of Theoretical Physics at King's College, London, 1952. (Longuet-Higgins was Coulson's successor at King's.)

'A Christmas Sermon', published in The Scouter, 1952.

Folder D.2.2: 1953-1955.

Notes on Professor Sydney Chapman, FRS (on his retirement from the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy at Oxford) and on Professor George Temple (on his election to the Sedleian Chair) as published in Nature. Includes later correspondence, 1964.

'Science and Religion', published in View-Review, 1953.

'The Gospel in a scientific age', address at the School of Adult Education and Evangelism, Penarth, 1953.

'How old is the universe?', published in World Digest, 1953.

'Science and Religion', published in The Daystar, 1954.

'Christianity and the scientist', published in Cherwell, 1954.

'Building a New World', address to the Methodist Conference, published in Reconciliation, 1954.

'Oxford's first Chancellor', published in Oxford Mail, 1955. Typescript.

Folder D.2.3: 1956-1958.

'Ban Big Scale Atomic Bomb Tests?': typescript and version as published in Together, 1956.

'Science is not enough', for Sunday Times: typescript, correspondence, 1956.

'You and the H-bomb', in Rally, 1957.

'Born for this hour', in the Methodist Church magazine Cannock Chase and in Tadworth magazine: typescript and published versions, 1958.

'Facts - some of the data', in Anglican monthly Prism, 1958.

'Life or death?', for the peace magazine Reconciliation: ms., correspondence, 1958.

Folder D.2.4: 1959.

'A word from a scientist', in a Methodist Church magazine, Cornwall, 1959.

'Science and faith', in The Layman. 1959.

'A Ciência e a fé, in Portugal Evangelico, 1959.

'Greetings from the Vice-President', a short note published in Over to You, 1959.

'Science and/or Christianity', published in The Leader: ms., 1959.

'Chemistry on a calculating machine', in Hull University Chemical Society Journal: correspondence, typescript, 1959.

Folder D.2.5: 1960.

'Are we outgrowing religion?', in The Christian Replies, 1960.

'God's whole world', in the Methodist Church (Exeter Circuit) Quarterly Bulletin, 1960.

'Prospect for the future', in Methodist Recorder: typescript, 1960.

'New Year message', in Joyful News, 1960.

'Science - is it a friend or foe?', in Methodist News: typescript and published version, 1960.

'Christmas in a scientific world', in Leicester Mayflower Messenger: correspondence, ms., published version, 1960.

'But Charles Darwin did not deny a Creator', in the Salvation Army magazine Vanguard, 1960.

'Optimist or pessimist?', in Irish Advocate: typescript, published version, 1960.

Folder D.2.6: 1961-1962.

'Oslo and Delhi - why?', in Laymen Write to Laymen: typescript, 1961.

'Some Problems of the Atomic Age', in The London Churchman and Review: typescript, published version, 1961.

'Moral responsibilities in a scientific age', in Livingstonian: typescript, published version, 1961.

'Science tells us - how much?', in London: National Society, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge: typescript, 1961.

'The work of the layman', in The Old Palace, 1962.

'The university as a promised land', sermon at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Oxford, as a dedication of the academic year, published in Light and Salt Periodical, 1962.

'The Earth is the Lord's', in Christian Education, 1962.

Folder D.2.7: 1963-1965.

'A communion meditation', a printed copy of a sermon preached at Duke University, U.S.A., with a letter from the Chaplain who called it 'The finest meditation I have ever heard', 1963.

'Is God dead?', in Science Review, 1964.

'Awareness of God through science': ms., 1963.

'Cybernetics - what is it?', in Methodist Recorder Science Supplement: typescript, 1963.

'Dr. L.H. Gray - the Cambridge period', a tribute to Gray published in British Journal of Radiology, 1965.

Folder D.2.8: 1966-1967.

'The rim of Hell', a chapter in The Challenge, Australian Council of Churches: typescript, 1966.

'A scientist's view of the "Honest to God" debate', in Impetus, 1966.

'The Public Schools Commission', Kingswood School Magazine: typescript, 1966.

'Science and creation', ms. of a talk recorded on a gramophone set, issued by the Church of Scotland Youth Department, 1966.

'Both timid and generous', comment on the Vatican II Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, in Bulletin of the Department on the Laity, World Council of Churches, 1966.

'Nineteen Eighty-three to Five', a address at the Association of Head Mistresses' Conference,1966.

'Science and scripture', in Special Bulletin of the Ceylon Bible Society: ms., typescript, published version, 1967.

'Luther and science', in Methodist Recorder: typescript, 1967.

'Sir John Cockcroft F.R.S.', an obituary published in Methodist Recorder: typescript, 1967.

'Science and the supernatural', a sermon preached at Great St. Mary's University Church, Cambridge: correspondence, duplicated typescript, 1967.

Folder D.2.9: 1968-1969.

'Moral teaching without religious belief', published as 'Human Nature and Moral Rule', in New Christian: ms., typescript, correspondence, published version, 1968.

'Old and new in the twentieth century', in Outlook Westminster Central Hall magazine: ms., typescript, published version, 1968.

'Mission for the month - Uppsala 1968', in The Norman Arch., 1968.

'Man using', for a service at Redfield Methodist Church, Bristol: ms., typescript, correspondence, 1968.

'Change', the Inaugural Lecture delivered at Luton Industrial College, 28 September 1968: autograph manuscript.

'Science and pacifism', an address given to the Methodist Peace Fellowship, Oxford: ms., typescript, 1969.

'Giving and receiving', for the Sheffield University magazine Target: typescript, 1969.

Folder D.2.10: 1970-1973.

'Science and faith - a changing relationship' and 'Technology and the Christian faith', duplicated typescript of two lectures delivered at Canterbury, 1970.

'The welcome', in P.H.P. International Magazine, Japan: ms. and correspondence, 1971.

'The role of science in developing countries', in Zenith: typescript, 1971.

Notes upon a book being given to the Revd. Dr. Eric Baker to mark his retirement; typescript, 1971.

'Live easily as the leaves grow on the tree', in P.H.P. International Magazine, Japan: correspondence, ms. and published version, 1972.

'Mathematics and biology', Introductory Remarks at Conference on Dynamics of Biological Problems: page proof, 1973.


  • 1951-1973


10 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 109

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/D.2/1-10

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