Christians in Science

Central South

CiS Central South is a group aimed at people in and around the Southampton area who are interested in discussing the relationship between science and Christianity. If you would like to get involved please email Peter May (

About CiS Central South:

We were one of the first CiS local groups and have been running public lectures at the University of Southampton since 2006. A list of all our previous events can be found below, whilst recordings of most lectures (including some mp4 videos) can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 8th September, 2016
Human Genetics and the Image of God

A public lecture by Dr Graeme Finlay – Although biological evolution excites controversy, comparative genomics gives us a coherent view of human evolutionary history. The information in our DNA provides a record of our genetic history, linking us to other mammals, while genetic markers establish the evolution of both cancers and species. How then are humans distinct from other mammals? Can we still be described as made in the ‘image of God’?

Graeme Finlay is a Senior Lecturer in scientific pathology at the University of Auckland, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, with a current interest in cancer cell genetics and phylogenetics. He has written Human Evolution: Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies (CUP, 2013). He has a BTh degree and is a lay preacher.

7.30pm, all welcome. Free admission, no tickets.
Lecture Theatre H, Building 2A, Southampton University, SO17 1TR

PDF poster  – click here

Previous Events:

2016 – Prof Glyn Harrison – Highfield Lecture: The Big Ego Trip
2016 – Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys – Can a Scientist believe in Miracles?
2015 – Prof. Ard Louis – God, Science and Evidence: Engaging with ultimate questions
2014 – Rev. Dr. Ernest Lucas – Can we believe Genesis today?
2014 – Prof. John Bryant – DNA: from designer babies to databases.
2013 – Science and Faith: An Introduction. 1 day course in conjunction with the Faraday Institute, Cambridge
2013 – Prof. Andrew Sims – Is Faith Good for Health?
2013 – Dr. Allan Chapman – Slaying the Dragons: Destroying the myths in the history of science and faith
2012 – Prof. John Wyatt – Matters of Life and Death
2012 – Prof. Bill Newsome – Neurons and Persons: Brain, God and the Mind
2011 – Rev. Dr. Rodney Holder – God and the Multiverse
2011 – Prof. Mike Clifford – Engineering Solutions in a Suffering World
2011 – Prof. Bob White FRS – Natural Disasters
2010 – Dr. James May – Complementary Medicine
2009 – Dr. David Wilkinson – God, Time & Eternity
2009 – Peter S. Williams – A Sceptics Guide to Atheism
2009 – Dr. Denis Alexander – Creation or Evolution?
2008 – Prof. Colin Russell – Science and Faith at War
2008 – Dr. John Lennox – God’s Undertaker
2007 – Sir John Houghton FRS – Global Warming
2007 – Dr.’s Peter May & Seyi Hotonu – Contraception & the Start of Life Debate
2007 – Sir John Polkinghorne FRS – Cosmology and God
2007 – Prof. John Bryant – Moral Mazes in Bioethics
2006 – Prof. Alister McGrath – Dawkins’ God
2006 – Prof. Keith Fox & Peter S. Williams – Debate on Intelligent Design
2006 – Dr. Denis Alexander – Beyond Belief