Click here for details of upcoming events. Bristol CiS is a local group aimed at people in and around the Bristol area who are interested in discussing the relationship between science and faith. Please email Christina Biggs on cmbbiggs@googlemail.com for more information.

For all Upcoming talks

No need to book – just turn up. Refreshments provided including homemade cake and tea. No entrance charge, but opportunity to give donation, suggested £4, to cover costs.

Mind 2016 – For the Mind 2016 programme brochure – see below

Friday 18 March 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Prof Glynn Harrison – “Ego Trip: does the self esteem movement promote, or impede, human flourishing?”
Alma Church, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2ES

Friday 10 June 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Dr Lisa Goddard – “The cognitive science of religion – are we born to believe?”
Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2ES

Friday 30 Sept 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Dr Ian Holyer – “Computers and Life”
Tyndale Baptist Church – Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2QG

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Prof Keith Ward – “Why Stephen Hawking is nearer to God than he thinks”
St Mary Redcliffe Church, 12 Colston Parade, Redcliffe, BS1 6RA

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For those of you who could not attend, there is audio and video of previous talks except the first available, kindly put together by Dr Roger Tucker on his website www.outsideecho.com: follow the link to CiS Bristol. 

Previous talks:

Jan-2016 – Prof Alasdair Coles – “What can neuroscience tell us about faith?”

Nov-15-Alistair McGrath on “Science, Faith, and God: Richard Dawkins vs C S Lewis on the Meaning of Life”

Jun-15-Ernest Lucas on Theology of Origins

Mar-15-Rt Rev Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, on the biology of embryos (origin of human life)

Jan-2015-Chris Southgate on Origin of Life

Nov-14-Peter Bussey on Big Bang

Jun-14- Dr Stuart Judge: What can neuroscience tell us about free will?

Mar-2014- Dr Eric Alborne: Science Education: a most Christian calling.

Oct-13- Professor Andrew Sims: Is Faith Delusion? Why Religion is good for your Health (attendance 91)

Jun-13- Prof John Wyatt, Beginning Life in a Brave New World

Feb-2013- Rev Dr Justin Tomkins, Better People or Enhanced Humans?

Oct-12- Dr Kate Distin, Is religion a virus of the mind? A response to the New Atheists

May-12- Dr John Bimson, Trinity College Bristol: “Thinking Through the Fall”

Mar-12- Dr Denis Alexander, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion: “Human Evolution, Adam and Eve Genetics and the Bible”

Feb-2012- Prof Bob Whilte FRS, University of Cambridge: “Natural Disasters: Acts of God? A Christian geophysicist’s perspective”

Oct-11-Dr Rhoda Hawkins, University of Sheffield:  “Necessary evils? From forest fires to disease”

May-11-Dr Rodney Holder, Faraday Institute: “God and the Multiverse – A Response to Stephen Hawking”

Feb-11-Dr Ard Louis, Department of Physics, University of Oxford: “Self-assembly and evolution: models, metaphors and meaning”

Nov-10- Professor John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University: “Synthia – synthetic life or cells and spin?”

Oct-10-Professor Ross McKenzie, Department of Physics, University of Queensland, Australia: “Emergence”

Jun-10- Dr Jonathan Doye, Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford and Fellow of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion: “Chance, Providence and Free Will”

Mar-10-Revd Dr Ernest Lucas, Vice-President, Bristol Baptist College: “Are Evolution and Genesis 1-3 compatible?”

Nov-09-  Professor Andrew Halestrap, Professor of Biochemistry at Bristol University: “Science, Suffering and the Love of God”