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Mr John Cornwell

Fellow Commoner, Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project, Chair of the Jesus College Media Society
Visiting Fellow
Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies

John Cornwell is a Visiting Fellow for the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies.

Academic Interests

John Cornwell's academic interests include:

  • Public understanding of science
  • Ethics in the public space
  • History and philosophy of contemporary neuroscience
  • Science and religion
  • Modern papal history.

Degrees Obtained

MA English Language and Literature, Oxford 1966.

Awards and Prizes

  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Leicester and Newman University College.
  • Gold Dagger Award (non fiction), 1983.
  • ITA award for Religious Journalism, 1994.
  • Science and Medical Network Book of the Year Award, 2005.
  • Shortlist Specialist Journalist of the Year (National Press Awards, 2006. 
  • Shortlist PEN/Ackerley Award for best literary memoir, 2007.

Other Interests

The art of investigative journalism, creative writing, especially memoir.

Publications, links and resources

Find out more about the Rustat Conferences at Jesus College. 

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