Nominations for the Christians in Science Oliver Barclay Lecture 2021

Nominations for the Christians in Science Oliver Barclay Lecture 2021


Nominations are open –

Christians in Science sponsors an annual “Oliver Barclay Lecture” in memory of Dr Oliver Barclay who was the driving force behind the establishment of The Research Scientists Christian Fellowship, the predecessor of CiS, and who was keen to encourage the next generation of effective communicators on Science and Faith.

The lecture is awarded to a promising young individual, usually under the age of 35, who has demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively on issues relating to Science and Faith. The chosen individual, who will normally be an active UK-based scientist, will present a short lecture on the topic of their choice at the annual Southern (Autumn) Conference. We hope they will also present their lecture the following year, at the Student and Northern (Spring) Conferences. He/she will receive travel expenses for each conference they give the lecture, and one honorarium equivalent in value to that given to other established conference speakers.

Additionally, if you would like to be considered for this lectureship, please contact [email protected] to discuss further.

CiS members are invited to nominate for the annual award with a closing date of midnight 31st March 2021

Nomination Criteria

  1. Prior to submission, the nominator should ensure that the nominee is available to attend the CiS Southern Conference (usually during October or early in November). If circumstances prevent a “face to face” conference, the lecture will be precorded similar to 2020 conference.
  2. The nominator must also ensure that 2 referees will send an assessment of the candidate’s suitability for the award by 14th April.
  3. Nominations should be sent to the Executive Officer together with :-
    • an up to date curriculum vitae of the nominee
    • details of the two referees
    • and an 5 min video of the nominee, speaking on a topic of the nominee’s choice.

Nominations will be considered in April by a selection committee appointed by the CiS Executive Committee, and a recommendation made to the Trustees.

Nominations, and any further questions, should be sent to Mary, CiS Executive Officer ([email protected])