Psyche and Science: Conversations about Parallel Roads to the Mysteries of Life, Time, and the Cosmos

David and Bill invite you to join them in their ongoing conversation on natural science and depth psychology (primarily that of C. G. Jung) as ways of knowing about some of the great mysteries: What is life? When does it begin? What is the difference between evolution and creationism? What happens when life seems to end (for an individual)? What is the relationship between time and timelessness? Or time and eternity? Or time and space? What and how can we come to locate our place in the cosmos?

Instructor: David Beveridge and Bill Roberts

THREE TUESDAYS: MAY 5, 12, and 19
6:30–8 P.M.


David Beveridge and Bill Roberts

DAVID BEVERIDGE is University Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and a coordinator of the Molecular Biophysics Program at Wesleyan. His professional interests include theoretical physical chemistry, computational biophysics, structural biology and bioinformatics, quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, and molecular dynamics computer simulation. In addition, he has a strong interest in the scientific method, the visual arts, science and modernism, and golf.

BILL ROBERTS Wesleyan ’63, was the minister of the First Church for 20 years. He left the parish ministry in 1989 and worked for KPMG and Prudential before beginning his own consulting firm. He has written two books: Initiation to Adulthood: An Ancient Rite of Passage in Contemporary Form and Crossing the Soul’s River: A Rite of Passage for Men (at Midlife).