Christians in Science

Norwich

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 sfnorfolk1@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

Monday 25th March
Biohacking: Gene editing and human dignity
Speaker: Dr Alexander Massmann, Cambridge University, Faculty of Divinity.
Editing genes – even human genes – is now relatively easy. Alexander Massmann will talk and lead a discussion on the social implications of gene editing, as viewed from the perspective of Christian ethics.
Time:  7:30 – 8:45 pm
Location: The Meeting Place, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Norwich NR2 2BJ

Monday 24th June
Children are the Future: Exploring Science and Faith with Young People
Speakers: Lizzie Henderson and Steph Bryant (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge)
What do today’s young people think about science and religious faith? ‘Does science disprove God?’; ‘Why doesn’t the Bible mention dinosaurs?’; ‘Could robots or aliens be religious?’; ‘What really makes me ‘me’?’. Lizzie Henderson and Steph Bryant will share their experiences exploring issues of faith in a scientific world.
Time: 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Location: The Meeting Place, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Norwich NR2 2BJ

Monday 14th October 2019
Science Faith Lecture – Who Controls the Worlds Climate: God, Nature or People?
Speaker: Professor Mike Hulme (Professor of Human Geography, University of Cambridge)
Proposed solutions to the ‘climate crisis’ are charged with ethical implications. For example, is it the responsibility of rich countries or rich people to take the lead in avoiding potential disaster? Is it the task of national governments or ordinary citizens, technological engineers or social  entrepreneurs, religious leaders or cultural celebrities? Probably, each of these groups has a distinctive role to play.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Norwich Cathedral

Monday 4th November
Blue Planet, Blue God: The Ocean, Climate Change and Christianity
Speaker: Meric Strokosz
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Based on his recent book – Blue Planet, Blue God, what should be the Christian response to the fact that humans are causing profound changes to the world’s oceans and to the planet in general?
Time: 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Location: The Meeting Place, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Norwich NR2 2BJ

 

 

Previous Events:

November 2018
Memory, dementia and the spiritual self.  
Dr Sarah Housden, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, UEA.

October 2018
10th Annual Science and Faith Cathedral Lecture
Professor John Wyatt, Professor of Ethics and Perinatology UCL and Senior Investigator, Faraday Institute, Cambridge.

June 2018
Conservation and hope for the Earth: A Christian understanding of planetary stewardship
Dr Jeremy Lindsell, Director of Science and Conservation, A Rocha.

March 2018
God in the Science Lab: curiosity, awe and the meaning of life.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz, a research scientist-turned-communicator from Cambridge.

November 2017
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.

July 2017
Selfish Genes and Altruistic Animals: What can we learn about Ethics from Evolution?
Dr Peter Woodford (Dep Zoology, Cambridge)

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)