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Christians in Science


CiS Southampton (formerly Central South) is a group aimed at people in and around the Southampton area who are interested in discussing the relationship between science and Christianity. If you would like to be kept up to date on events, please sign up to the email list – click here for the form. For information about the group please email Peter May (

About CiS Southampton:

We were one of the first CiS local groups and have been running public lectures at the University of Southampton since 2006. A list of all our previous events can be found below, whilst recordings or slides of most lectures (including some mp4 videos) can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 14 November 2019

Blue Planet, Blue God – The Bible and the Sea

Speaker: Prof Meric Srokosz

The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change.
In this lecture, oceanographer Meric Srokosz will provide insights about the ocean environment and link these with other key biblical issues such as spirituality, chaos, and our place in the world. He will reflect on some aspects of his book Blue Planet, Blue God, written with OldTestament scholar RebeccaWatson.

Admission is free

Start: 7.30 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Building 46 (Physics A), University of Southampton


Previous Events:

For recordings or slides of most of the CiS Southampton lectures please click here

2019 – Prof Sue Kimber – Stem Cells for Future Medicine: a Christian Response
2018 – Prof Russell Cowburn – Does God Play Dice? Lessons from Nanotechnology
2018 – Professor Tom McLeish – Why Science Needs God
2018 – One day conference – Frontiers in Science and Society: Christian Perspectives

  • Prof Neil Messer – Bioethics and cognitive enhancement
  • Prof John Bryant – Bioethics and genetic modification
  • Prof Meric Srokosz – Oceans and climate change
  • Dr Hilary Marlow – Theology of Creation Care
  • Prof Keith Fox – Human genes and gene editing

2017 – Dr Jennifer Wiseman – A curiously abundant universe: Stars, Planets, Life and Purpose
2017 – Prof John Lennox – God and Stephen Hawking: whose design is it anyway?
2016 – Prof John Wyatt – Being Human in an age of Intelligent Machines
2016 – Dr Graeme Finlay – Human Genetics and the Image of God
2016 – Prof Glyn Harrison – Highfield Lecture: The Big Ego Trip
2016 – Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys – Can a Scientist believe in Miracles?
2015 – Prof. Ard Louis – God, Science and Evidence: Engaging with ultimate questions
2014 – Rev. Dr. Ernest Lucas – Can we believe Genesis today?
2014 – Prof. John Bryant – DNA: from designer babies to databases.
2013 – Science and Faith: An Introduction. 1 day course in conjunction with the Faraday Institute, Cambridge
2013 – Prof. Andrew Sims – Is Faith Good for Health?
2013 – Dr. Allan Chapman – Slaying the Dragons: Destroying the myths in the history of science and faith
2012 – Prof. John Wyatt – Matters of Life and Death
2012 – Prof. Bill Newsome – Neurons and Persons: Brain, God and the Mind
2011 – Rev. Dr. Rodney Holder – God and the Multiverse
2011 – Prof. Mike Clifford – Engineering Solutions in a Suffering World
2011 – Prof. Bob White FRS – Natural Disasters
2010 – Dr. James May – Complementary Medicine
2009 – Dr. David Wilkinson – God, Time & Eternity
2009 – Peter S. Williams – A Sceptics Guide to Atheism
2009 – Dr. Denis Alexander – Creation or Evolution?
2008 – Prof. Colin Russell – Science and Faith at War
2008 – Dr. John Lennox – God’s Undertaker
2007 – Sir John Houghton FRS – Global Warming
2007 – Dr.’s Peter May & Seyi Hotonu – Contraception & the Start of Life Debate
2007 – Sir John Polkinghorne FRS – Cosmology and God
2007 – Prof. John Bryant – Moral Mazes in Bioethics
2006 – Prof. Alister McGrath – Dawkins’ God
2006 – Prof. Keith Fox & Peter S. Williams – Debate on Intelligent Design
2006 – Dr. Denis Alexander – Beyond Belief