About PARKS at ONE

PARKS at ONE is a series of monthly lunchtime talks which aim to connect the Christian faith with the everyday lives of all those who work on the Cambridge Science, Innovation and Business Parks. 

It's free, there is no need to book and everyone is welcome – whether you a person of faith, curious about the big questions of life, or just interested in finding out more about the Christian faith.

We meet at 1pm in the Trinity Centre conference suite on the Science Park and  finish by 1.35pm allowing you to get on with your working day.

Food and drink can be purchased from the cafe adjacent to the conference suite or you are welcome to bring your own food and eat during the talk.

Next meeting:

Wednesday 16th October  2019, 1pm, Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park


What is Time?


Only time - whatever that may be - will tell Stephen Hawking

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once Albert Einstein

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. Saint Augustine



What is time? When did time begin? Science, philosophy and religion have all wrestled with these questions. Time is something we all experience but when it comes to explaining it or even just how we experience it, it becomes more complicated. This is both true in our own experience and in the realm of scientific research.

Interestingly the Bible has a lot to say about time that both informs and yet challenges our contemporary understanding, offering a unique perspective that is surprisingly good news.


We were delighted to welcome our speaker Tom Hutchings who will be helping us navigate this fascinating topic. Tom works for St Andrew the Great Church in the centre of Cambridge as minister for families. He has a background in both Philosophy and Theology and his research examined the way our reasoning implies a particular understanding of matter and time (often an inconsistent one!)