Christians in Science


Click here for details of upcoming events. A new local group is running in Dundee in conjunction with the projects of Scientists in Congregations, Scotland.

For information, contact James Shrimpton / David High on

Upcoming Events:-

19 April 2017
The Big Questions of Science and Religion – TV film premiere – “Searching for a New Science”
Presented by project originator David Strachan (Tern TV) and producers David Malone and Mark Tanner.5.15pm Physics Lecture Theatre A, University of St Andrews

Oxford physicist Ard Louis and film-maker David Malone meet famous scientists, philosophers and writers (including agnostics and people of faith such as Peter Atkins, Frans de Waal, Jane Goodall, Roger Penrose, Ben Okri, John Cottingham, George Ellis, Sunetra Gupta and others) to discuss questions about meaning and the nature of the universe.

Is it possible to reconcile meaning, purpose, moral truths and perhaps even God with the workings of a purely material universe? Does the scientific method place limits on what we can know? How special is our Universe? Are there aspects of reality we can’t access through the senses alone? Can we ever know ultimate reality? How do we decide what is true? Why do so many scientists find beauty a guide to truth?

Tern Television has for the last two years been preparing a multimedia project “Why are We Here?” asking these questions, filming physicists, chemists, biologists, neurologists, primatologists in Oxford, Cambridge, London and all over the United States.

Monday 8th May 2017
Reflections on Christian-Muslim Relations

Speaker: Prof Mona Siddiqui
5.15pm Main Physics Lecture Theatre
University of St Andrews

Monday 9 October 2017
What Do Scientists Think about Religion?
Speaker: Elaine Howard Ecklund
5.15pm Main Physics Lecture Theatre
University of St Andrews


Previous talks:-

February 2017
The Emergence of Life
Speaker: Prof. Simon Conway Morris FRS

April, 2016
Universe of Wonder, Universe of Life
Speaker: Dr Jennifer Wiseman Senior Physicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

March, 2016
Science and Faith: Conflict or Mutual Enrichment

Speaker: Alister McGrath