Alison Wakelin

Alison Wakelin, MA, MRE

  • Senior Lecturer

Affiliated Programs


  • MA, Astrophysics (1981)
    Princeton University (NJ)
  • Part III Math Tripos Applied Mathematics (1978)
    Cambridge University
  • MRE, Religious Education (1989)
    Unification Theological Seminary (NY)

About Me

I follow the educational philosophy of A. N. Whitehead, who advocates distinct phases in the teaching of either a course or a particular lesson: the phase of Romance, the phase of Discipline, and the phase of Fruition. The universe offers unlimited opportunities for wonder and inspiration, but without discipline and integration, real progress in understanding the universe cannot be accomplished.

Research Interests

My research interest is the formation of structure in the early universe.