Christians in Science


Science and Faith in Norfolk is the CiS group in the Norwich area. To contact please go to here , our Facebook page or the SFN Secretary on

Upcoming Events:

Monday 3rd July
Selfish Genes and Altruistic Animals: What can we learn about Ethics from Evolution?
Dr Peter Woodford (Dep Zoology, Cambridge)
“Why be nice rather than selfish? Altruism has been a special puzzle in the study of evolution since Darwin, but at the same time it has been a central value in Western ethical and religious thought for centuries. In this talk, Dr Peter Woodford will explain why altruism has been a puzzle for evolutionary thinking, and how new developments within the sciences have tried to resolve it. He will discuss examples of scientific research into altruism in both animals and humans. Finally he will offer some reflections on how this topic might lead us to think about the relationship between science and religion and its Implications for ethics and morality.  Evolution and altruism – what can we learn from biology?
7.30 – 8.45 pm
Trinity Meeting Place, Essex St, Norwich. NR2 2BJ


Monday 6th November
Caring for the weakest: Ethical challenges in managing sick and premature babies.
Dr Amanda Ogilvy-Stuart, Clinical Director of Rosie Hospital Cambridge and Senior Member of St Edmunds College Cambridge.
7.30 – 8.45 pm
Trinity Meeting Place, Essex St, Norwich. NR2 2BJ


Previous Events:

March 2017
Can a scientist believe in Miracles?
Revd Dr Rodney Holder, (The Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge)

Sept 2016
Quantum Spirituality – is there such a thing?
Dr Peter Bussey (University of Glasgow)

July 2016
Neuroscience and Freewill: studying an illusion?
Daniel De Haan, Cambridge Neuroscience/Theology Dept

May 2016
“Nanoscience: a new aspect of God’s creation”
Speaker: Professor Russell Cowburn

March 2016
“Evolution and Adam: Reality, Myth and Symbolism”
8th Annual Science Faith Lecture in Norwich Cathedral
Speaker: Dr Denis Alexander, Faraday Institute, Cambridge.

November 2015
“Are natural disasters acts of God?” 
Professor Bob White (Cambridge Geophysicist)