The programme comprised three components:
- Summer research seminars for faculty participants in Oxford, UK
- Research and student-focused activities on CCCU campuses and in Oxford
- Roundtable and colloquium for institutional leaders on relevant issues
The Oxford-based seminars, which took place from 1 to 29 July 2018 and from 30 June to 28 July 2019, focused on the development of interdisciplinary skills and understanding central to the field of Science and Religion, within the unique setting of Oxford. Social and natural scientists joined those in the humanities to explore established and emerging Science and Religion issues, guided by eminent scholars in the field, in a respectful and research-rich learning environment. The seminars trained a new generation of leaders in Science and Religion.
Campus activities at the participants’ home institutions helped develop young scholars, supporting conversations across the wider student body, and helping campus leaders to engage with current issues in Science and Religion.
A roundtable in Oxford for presidents of participating institutions and a colloquium in North America for the senior academic officers, chief student development officers, and chaplains fostered further engagement with a wide range of institutional leaders. These complementary project elements will shape participants and their institutions for years to come.