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  or check the website

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 for more information.

Upcoming events:

Saturday 24th February 2018
‘Science: Exploring God’s Creation’

A public conference on  how science and Christianity can support each other in our understanding of God’s world, with prestigious speakers discussing the issues from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Time         0930 – 1600
Location   St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, PL1 2AD
To register please go to The day is free to attend and includes refreshments. To help us with catering we do request that you register your attendance. (Lunch will provide free of change if booked prior to 17th February. Otherwise please bring your own lunch)

Dr Cherryl Hunt, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Exeter University
How might Christians think about the environment?
Prof Keith Fox, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Southampton
Can I blame my genes?
Dr Trevor Stammers, Reader in Bioethics, St Mary’s University London
Is Christianity relevant to 21stcentury bioethics?
Rev Dr Ernest Lucas, Vice-Principal Emeritus, Bristol Baptist College
Can we believe Genesis today?

We’ve also added information about parking and public transport to the web page for this event – please see for all details and to register.




Previous events:

Can a scientist believe in miracles?
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys
November 2017

Science and Christianity: Bridging the Imaginary Divide
2 events – 1 for Church Leaders and 2nd for RE and Science teachers
November 2017

‘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
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)