Christians in Science

South West

If you would like information about science – faith happenings in the south west, please e-mail Prof David Huntley on dhuntley@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our new student group at Plymouth University has had three successful meetings and is now planning for the next academic year. Please contact KT at KT.van.santen@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming events:

Thursday 23rd November – 3 events

Science and Christianity: Bridging the Imaginary Divide

13:30 – 16:00pm – For Church Leaders

This event aims to give church leaders added confidence in addressing issues in the relationship between science and the Christian faith and to provide access to helpful resources, including speakers, literature and other media.

The afternoon will consist of presentations by members of the local branch of Christians in Science, followed by a talk on science and Christianity given by Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FREng FRS, Director of Research, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge. All church leaders are cordially welcome to attend.

Venue: Portland Square Building, Plymouth University. Please see further details, and to register for the event, on our web site: www.cissouthwest.co.uk

16:00- 18:00pm – For RE and Science teachers

All RE and science teachers are cordially welcome to attend. The event aims, are the same as listed above for the church leaders’ session.

Venue: Portland Square Building, Plymouth University. Please see further details, and to register for the event, on our web site: www.cissouthwest.co.uk

19:30pm – Can a scientist believe in miracles?

Speaker: Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor and Director of Research, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.

This lecture is the third annual Dallinger Lecture, sponsored by Plymouth University, and will be chaired by the University Vice Chancellor.

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.

All are welcome. There is free parking in the evening on the University Campus.

 

 

 

 

Previous events:

‘My Science, My Faith’
Discussion Panel including Dr Cheryl Hunt, Dr Nick Higgs,  Dr Rhoda Hawkins,Dr Chris Southgate, Dr Graham Swinerd, and Rob Varley. A video of this discussion can be found at  www.oncommonground.net
March 2017

God in the Lab: When curiosity leads to wonder, awe, and the big questions of life
Dr Ruth Bancewicz
March 2017

Are we slaves to our genes? A scientific and Christian perspective.
Dr Denis Alexander
November 2016

Science and Faith: a marriage made in heaven.
Prof. John Spicer
March 2016

Who is to blame? Disasters, nature and acts of God.
Prof Bob White
December 2015

Convincing the Christian World about Climate change and Evolution
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance
March 2015

Confessions of a Stem Cell Scientist
Dr Jon Dawson
February 2014

Symposium on Assisted Dying
Prof John Bryant and Dr Jeff Stephenson
Chaired by the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Michael Langrish
February 2013

John Bryant’s slides can be downloaded here (1.7 MB)
A transcript of Jeff’s talk can be downloaded here (78 KB)