The Institute for Theological Partnerships of the University of Winchester University in association with GreenSpirit presents:

The Universe Story: Understanding and Experiencing the Unfolding Story

A Conference at the University of Winchester
Friday 29th June – Sunday, 1st July 2018

The Universe Story is the story as revealed by science, from the origin of the Universe 13.8 billion years ago, through the creation of the stars, galaxies, our planet Earth, the evolution of life and finally our human journey on this Earth.

It is a story of wonder and amazement. It is a story of mystery and imagination. It is a story that helps us to understand our place in this astonishing, emerging universe and it inspires us to dream of a better world. To find out more about the Universe Story, click here.

At this conference, through inspiring speakers, creative activities, discussion and more, you will be able to immerse yourself in this amazing story and connect with others who are also interested in this theme.

The conference centre has its own Cosmic Walk where you can experience the Universe Story in images from the Big Bang through to the present day. Whether you are new to the Universe Story or you already know a great deal and you want to learn more – you will be welcome.


Professor Brian Swimme – by video link

Cosmogenetic Experience as a Foundation for a Reinvention of Homo Sapiens

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Professor Emerita Ursula King

A Greater Love for the Earth and All Its People: Earth Literacy, Ecology and Spirituality as seen by Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry

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Professor Jonathan Halliwell

The Universe Story as a Modern Myth: A Physicist’s Perspective

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Dr Jane Riddiford and Rod Sugden

Exploring the Universe Story with Children and Young People

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Robert Woodford

Walk, Learn, Experience: Deep Time Walk – the New Story in motion

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The conference will be held at the University of Winchester, West Downs Campus and it will start late afternoon on the Friday and end after lunch on Sunday. All food will be vegetarian and special diets can be catered for. Rooms are single and ensuite. To book your place, click here.

West Downs – University of Winchester