John Polkinghorne

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In History
  • Birth

    Born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England to a devout Christian family. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
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    Royal Service

    Served in the Royal Army Educational Corps as an educational mentor. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics

    Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
    John Polkinghorne earned Senior Wrangler from Trinity College, Cambridge as he began on his extraordinary educational career. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Master's degree Physics

    Earned Master's degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • PhD in Quantum Field Theory

    PhD in Quantum Field Theory
    Earned PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Appointed Lecturer at Edinburgh

    John Poklinghorne was appointed the lecturer of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in 1956, the same year he earned his PhD. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Appointed Lecturer at Cambridge

    John Polkinghorne was appointed lecturer at Cambridge. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Quantum Particles

    Quantum Particles
    John Polkinghorne created mathematical models and recognized by the Royal Society. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
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    Career Change

    John Poklinghorne concluded his research was done and decided to practice Theological Studies. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • Ordained and assigned to South Bristol Parish

    John Poklinghorne changed his career path and astonished his colleagues. He was ordained in his new career path. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • "The Way the World Is"

    "The Way the World Is"
    Book published by John Polkinghorne on how Christian's think. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
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    Published Works

    John Polkinghorne published numerous books after his retirement.
  • "From Physicist to Priest"

    "From Physicist to Priest"
    John Polkinghorne published an autobiography. Turner, Darrell J.. "John Polkinghorne". Encyclopedia Britannica, 12 Oct. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Polkinghorne. Accessed 8 March 2021.
  • What is Time?

    What is Time?
    An interview conducted by Closer To Truth.
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkHfWezUAak)