Christians in Science

Call for Nominations for the Christians in Science Oliver Barclay Lecture 2018

The Christians in Science Oliver Barclay Lecture 2018

Nominations are now open

Christians in Science sponsors an annual “Oliver Barclay Lecture” in memory of Dr Oliver Barclay who was the driving force behind the establishment of The Research Scientists Christian Fellowship, the predecessor of CiS, and who was keen to encourage the next generation of effective communicators on Science and Faith.

The lecture is awarded to a promising young individual, usually under the age of 35, who has demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively on issues relating to Science and Faith. The chosen individual, who will normally be an active UK-based scientist, will present a short lecture on the topic of their choice at the annual Southern (Autumn) Conference. We hope they will also present their lecture the following year, at the Student and Northern (Spring) Conferences. He/she will receive travel expenses for each conference they give the lecture, and one honorarium equivalent in value to that given to other established conference speakers.

Nomination Criteria
1) Nominations for the award will be sought each year from members of CiS with a closing date of midnight 14th February.

2) Prior to submission, the nominator should ensure that the nominee is available to attend the CiS Southern Conference (usually the last Saturday in October or first in November). The nominator must also ensure that 2 referees will send an assessment of the candidate’s suitability for the award by 28th February.

3) Nominations should be sent to the Executive Officer together with an up to date curriculum vitae of the candidate and details of the two referees.

Nominations will be considered in March by a selection committee appointed by the CiS Executive Committee, and a recommendation made to the Trustees in April.

Nominations, and any further questions, should be sent to Mary, CiS Executive Officer (