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The Bishop of Hertford visits Aldenham

On the same day that the Bishop of Hertford Michael Beasley preached at our chapel service, Les Philosophes were delighted to welcome him to speak to their members on the relationship between science and religion.

In a much anticipated talk, Bishop Michael spoke eloquently about his time at Imperial researching the impact diseases have on populations, specifically using Eritrea as an example.

He also spoke about how he became a man of faith while maintaining a passion and appreciation for science.

The Les Philosophes members were in an inquisitive mood and challenged Bishop Michael on everything from whether religion has a place in politics to views on modernisation, religion being a manmade concept and the church's acceptance of women and homosexuals.

It was an engaging and enlightening evening and great to see so many fantastic questions given such thoughtful answers. Huge thanks to Bishop Michael for his time and honesty.

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