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. Click here for details of upcoming events, or email  Christina Biggs on cmbbiggs@googlemail.com for more information.

Upcoming talks:
Thursday 4 June 2015 Ernest Lucas on Theology of Origins – at Tyndale Baptist Church.
Weds 4 Nov 2015
Alistair McGrath on “Science, Faith and God – the Big Questions” – at Wills Great Hall, University of Bristol.

Previous talks:

November 2009 –  Professor Andrew Halestrap, Professor of Biochemistry at Bristol University: “Science, Suffering and the Love of God” (attendance 40)

March 2010 – Revd Dr Ernest Lucas, Vice-President, Bristol Baptist College: “Are Evolution and Genesis 1-3 compatible?” (attendance 93)

June 2010 – Dr Jonathan Doye, Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford and Fellow of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion: “Chance, Providence and Free Will” (attendance 53)

October 2010 – Professor Ross McKenzie, Department of Physics, University of Queensland, Australia: “Emergence” (attendance 30)

November 2010 – Professor John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University: “Synthia – synthetic life or cells and spin?” (attendance 51)

February 2011 – Dr Ard Louis, Department of Physics, University of Oxford: “Self-assembly and evolution: models, metaphors and meaning” (attendance 51)

May 2011 – Dr Rodney Holder, Faraday Institute: “God and the Multiverse – A Response to Stephen Hawking” (attendance 78)

October 2011 – Dr Rhoda Hawkins, University of Sheffield:  “Necessary evils? From forest fires to disease” (attendance 83)

February 2012 – Prof Bob Whilte FRS, University of Cambridge: “Natural Disasters: Acts of God? A Christian geophysict’s perspective”

March 2012 – Dr Denis Alexander, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion: “Human Evolution, Adam and Eve Genetics and the Bible”

May 2012 – Dr John Bimson, Trinity College Bristol: “Thinking Through the Fall”

October 2012 – Dr Kate Distin, Is religion a virus of the mind? A response to the New Atheists

February 2013 – Rev Dr Justin Tomkins, Better People or Enhanced Humans?

June 2013 – Prof John Wyatt, Beginning Life in a Brave New World

October 2013 – Professor Andrew Sims: Is Faith Delusion? Why Religion is good for your Health (attendance 91)

March, 2014 – Dr Eric Alborne: Science Education – a most Christian calling. (attendance 24)

June, 2014 – Dr Stuart Judge: What can neuroscience tell us about free will?

November 2014 Peter Bussey on Big Bang, at Tyndale Baptist Church.

January 2015 – Chris Southgate on Origin of Life – at Alma Church Hall.

March 2015Rt Rev Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, on the biology of embryos (origin of human life) – Tyndale Baptist Church.


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