The Relationship Between Religion and the State In England

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Midlands Academy, Leicester
Time: 18:00
With: Allan Hayes PhD, Chaplain to the Lord Mayor of Leicester

Abstract

Mr Allan Hayes, PhD, FRSA will give a talk about the relationship between religion and the state in England, which will both cover the political and belief side of the matter by looking at its past and future and changing patterns of beliefs i.e the Humanism, Religion, Philosphy and Science.

Biography of Allan Hayes, PhD, FRSA

After gaining a BA and PhD in Mathematics (Trinity College, Cambridge) Dr Hayes held post in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University and Leicester University, followed by an association as trainer and contributing editor with Wolfram Research Inc, the developers of the software Mathematica. Over the last ten years he has devoted much of his time to matters related to religion,science and society. He currently holds the positions of, Director and Immediate Past President of Leicester Secular Society, Trustee of the British Humanist Association, Trustee of the Sea of Faith Network and Humanist Representative on Leicester Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. He is a Life Member of the National Secular Society. He was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010, and is currently Chaplain to the Lord Mayor of Leicester.

Dr Hayes and his wife Bessie, a retired educational psychologist, (married in 1957) have three children and five grandchildren.

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