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Science and religion, 1949-1973, n.d.

MS. Coulson 114

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Folder D.7.1:

Typescript of four short talks or broadcasts to schools on: Windscale; motorcars, market research; international problems, n.d.

'Chance and necessity', sermon preached at Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge, May 1973; duplicated typescript.

'Caught up in a world of revolution', talk for World Council of Churches Assembly, Uppsala, and other material relating to W.C.C., 1968.

'Science and the Christian': series of 6 lectures with the titles 'The Conflict', 'Reasons for Conflict', 'Faults on both sides', 'Is there a boundary between science and religion?', 'The personal element in science' and 'Synthesis - seeing big', n.d.

Folder D.7.2:

'The British Association 1951. A Preview': typescript.

'The place of science in the Christian faith': two printed copies of an address by Coulson to a meeting of Research Scientists' Christian Fellowship during a British Association meeting, 1951, with correspondence.

'Can a scientist be a Christian?': typescript and ms. notes, n.d.

'The H-bomb tests and their possible effects', lecture in Newcastle, May: typescript, n.d.

'Christians and the hydrogen bomb': typescript of an article for publication in a Japanese periodical, n.d.

'H-bombs and the Christian - No': typescript, n.d.

'Christianity in an atomic age': manuscript, n.d.

'A scientific autobiography by Max Planck', broadcast by Coulson based on the book: typescript, 1950.

Folder D.7.3:

Series of three lectures: typescripts:
  1. 'What is science?', 21 April 1964
  2. 'Can a scientist believe in God?', 22 April 1964
  3. 'Christian faith in an atomic age', 23 April 1964
Folder D.7.4:

'Science and the idea of God': manuscript, n.d.

'The Modern World and the Gospel of Christ', 3 versions:
  1. typescript of address delivered in Washington, D.C., 1958, and published in God's Good News
  2. shorter version published in The Layman, 1959
  3. shorter version published in The Adult Student, 1960
'Life in a test-tube: so what?': ms., typescript, 1959.

'Scientific development and Christianity': manuscript, 1957.

'Science and management', lecture to British Institute of Management Course, Wadham College, Oxford: ms., correspondence, 1956.

'Whither?', in Broadsheet: typescript, n.d.

Folder D.7.5:

'Science and technology in the twentieth century': typescript, c.1950.

'Finding God in science': ms., typescript, 1959.

'A word from a scientist': typescript, n.d.

'Civilization, science and religion': ms. notes, n.d.

'Recent developments in science and their implication to theology': ms., 2 typescripts (which are different versions), with related correspondence, 1958-1959.

Folder D.7.6 Australian Broadcasting Commission:

Correspondence with the A.B.C. regarding Coulson's talks in the series 'Plain Christianity' and resulting correspondence from the public, 1954-1955.

Scripts of 'Christianity in an Age of Science' (May 1964) and 'God's World' (June 1964). These were recorded during Coulson's visit to Australia.

Folder also includes ms. of Coulson's talk 'A.D. 2000' (which he made the basis of his May broadcast) and the scripts of 2 other talks in the 'Plain Christianity' series by Professors F.H.T. Rhodes and L.C. Birch.

Folder D.7.7:

'Mathematics is a language' and 'Mathematics and beauty' in the BBC Third Programme Series 'How Mathematicians Think': drafts, notes, background material and correspondence with members of the public. Copies of talks as published in The Listener and copies of talks by George Temple in the same series, 1949-1950.

Folder D.7.8:

'I speak for myself' in English Half Hour for the Far East, 18 December 1950: typescript, script.

'Freedom in science' in BBC Third Programme Series, 21 December 1950: script, typescript.

'Science Review' in English Half Hour for the Far East, 3 January 1951: script.

Folder D.7.9:

'Science and religion', BBC Home Service, 15 January 1951: transcript of discussion between Coulson and Canon I.T. Ramsey, with reference to issues raised by Fred Hoyle, John Rickman, and J.Z. Young. Correspondence and notes for discussion.


  • 1949-1973, n.d.


9 folders

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MS. Coulson 114

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/D.7/1-9

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