At last it’s official. I’ll be going to Cambridge University in the UK in June and July:

NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 25 – Ten prominent journalists from the United States, the United Kingdom, and China have been selected for the sixth annual Templeton–Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science & Religion.  Inaugurated in 2004, the fellowships include a program of research and scholarship at the University of Cambridge in England.  The 2010 fellows were announced today by the New York office of the Templeton–Cambridge Fellowships, which are funded by the John Templeton Foundation of West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

“The fellowships provide top journalists worldwide with an opportunity to engage in a rigorous and wide-ranging examination of the field of science and religion,” says Templeton–Cambridge Fellowships Co-director Fraser Watts, Reader in Theology and Science, University of Cambridge.  “With the deeper understanding that they gain through the fellowship program, these journalists will be better able to promote a more informed public discussion of science and religion.”

The Templeton–Cambridge Journalism fellows named today are:

Qanta Ahmed, Contributor, Huffington Post, and Broadcast Commentator
John Farrell, Freelance Journalist
Zeeya Merali, Freelance Journalist and Documentary Producer
Chris Mooney, Science Journalist and Reporter
Lisa Mullins, Chief Anchor and Senior Producer, BBC’s The World
Jane Qiu, Correspondent, Nature
Francis X. Rocca, Vatican Correspondent, Religion News Service
Carlin Romano, Critic-at-large, Chronicle of Higher Education
Ron Rosenbaum, Cultural Columnist, Slate
Peter Scoblic, Executive Editor, The New Republic

Boy, do I have my reading list cut out for me!

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