Revd Dr Rodney Holder

The Revd Dr Rodney Holder read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and researched for a D.Phil. in astrophysics at Christ Church, Oxford. He remained in Oxford for a further two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Astrophysics. After fourteen years working for the UK Ministry of Defence as an operational research consultant with EDS (formerly Scicon), he returned to Oxford, taking a first class degree in theology. Following his ordination, Dr. Holder served successively as a curate in South Warwickshire, as chaplain of the English Church in Heidelberg, and as Priest in Charge of the Claydons, Diocese of Oxford. Then in January 2006 he moved to Cambridge as the first Course Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. His books include Ramified Natural Theology in Science and Religion, and, co-edited with Simon Mitton, Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy.