Revd. Dr. John Charlton Polkinghorne KBE FRS (by B Kanne)

Timeline created by BKanne
  • The Name Polkinghorne

    The Name Polkinghorne
    I chose this philosopher for my timeline because I thought the name to be interesting. It is spelled differently from its original form of Polkenhoern which is a locational name from an estate in the parish of Gwinear, Cornwall, England, UK. In Old Cornish "Pol" is a pool or pond and the personal name Kenhoern translates into the words hound+iron. I wondered if hound-iron is something like a weathercock, hence the icon for this event. https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Polkinghorne
  • Date and Place of Birth, Current age 89

    Date and Place of Birth, Current age 89
    John Charlton Polkinghorne is age 89 as of this writing. He was born on 16 October 1930 in Weston-super-Mare, England which is a seaside town in Somerset, England, sovereign state of United Kingdom. The town's name, Weston-super-Mare is derived from Anglo-Saxon 'west tun' or settlement. Super-Mare is Latin for above sea and was added to the name to distinguish it from other towns named Weston. https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/how-did-weston-super-mare-get-its-name-1-306273
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    Founding Member

    Society of Ordained Scientists, National Service, RAEC
  • Bachelor’s Degree

    Bachelor’s Degree
    Mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne
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    Fellow

    Trinity College, Cambridge, England, fellow
  • Master's Degree

    Master's Degree
    Quantum field theory from Trinity College, Cambridge
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne
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    Commonwealth Fund Fellow

    California Institute of Technology
  • Doctorate

    Doctorate
    Quantum field theory from Trinity College, Cambridge
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne
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    Lecturer in applied mathematics

    Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
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    Reader

    Reader in theoretical physics
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    Professor of Mathematical Physics

    Professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge
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    Professor

    Professor of mathematical physics
  • Additional Doctorate

    Additional Doctorate
    Received an additional doctorate in theoretical elementary particle physics from Trinity College in 1974.
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne
  • FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society

    FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society
    Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his contributions to the study of interactions between fundamental particles.
    https://royalsociety.org/search/?query=polkinghorne
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    Member

    Science Research Council
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    Chairman

    Nuclear Physics Board
  • Deacon

    Ordained deacon of the Church of England
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    Curate

    St. Andrew's, Chesterton, England
  • Ordained Preist

    As an ordained priest of the Church of England, Polkinghorne lead a disparate group of scientists on a controversial search for God within the fractured logic of quantum physics.
    (https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/priest-physicist-who-would-marry-science-religion)
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    Curate

    St. Michael's, Bedminster, England
    A curate is a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest.
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    Vicar

    Vicar in Kent, England
    A vicar, in the church of England, is the priest of a parish, receiving a salary or stipend but not tithes.
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    Dean and Chaplain

    Trinity Hall
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    Chairman

    Committee to Review the Guidance on the Research Use of Fetuses and Fetal Material
  • Clips and transcript from the 'God: new evidence' series

    Clips and transcript from the 'God: new evidence' series
    Here is a link to a collection of short videos in which he talks about evidence of God from recent scientific discoveries involving cosmic fine-tuning. http://www.focus.org.uk/polkinghorne.php
    http://www.focus.org.uk/polkinghorne.pdf
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    President

    Queens' College, Cambridge, England
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    Member

    Church of England Doctrine Commission
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    Member

    BMA Medical Ethics Committee
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    Member

    General Synod of the Church of England
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    Chairman

    Ad hoc study group on the food use of organisms from transgenic breeding programs
  • Gifford Lecturer

    The prestigious Gifford Lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford, a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland.
    (https://www.giffordlectures.org/lecturers/john-polkinghorne)
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    Theologian

    Canon theologian, Liverpool Cathedral
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    Chairman

    Task force to review services for drug mis-users
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    Six Preacher

    Canterbury Cathedral
    What's a Six Preacher?
    https://theclergydatabase.org.uk/glossary/six-preacher/
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    Chairman

    Advisory committee on genetic testing
  • KBE -Knighthood

    KBE -Knighthood
    Polkinghorne is investitured as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.). It is the second most senior grade of seven orders of chivalry.
  • Founding President

    International Society for Science and Religion