Tom McLeish
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Department of Physics, University of York

Tom McLeish FRS is Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York in the UK. His broadly interdisciplinary research ranges from the theoretical physics of soft and biological matter to the medieval history of science, and the theology, sociology and philosophy of science. He is the author of Faith and Wisdom in Science (2014), Let There Be Science (2016) and The Poetry and Music of Science (2019).

Written by Tom McLeish

Astronomy and geometry from Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre (c1420), Royal 20 B XX f3. Courtesy the British Library

Science + religion

The science-versus-religion opposition is a barrier to thought. Each one is a gift, rather than a threat, to the other

Tom McLeish