Student 2014

Mind and Matter

The 2014 Student conference focussed on issues of Mind and Matter – also looking at what it is to be human, theodicy, how we get our work-life balance right, and why we should bother not to compartmentalise our thinking.


Mind, Brain, and the search for God

Rev Dr Alasdair Coles, Academic Neurologist, University of Cambridge
Audio (mp3, 38.8 MB)
Powerpoint (Ppt. 5.5 MB)

Considering Matter

Dr Ard Louis, Reader in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Audio (mp3, 39.6 MB)
Powerpoint (PDF, 2.5 MB )

Life as a Research Scientist: Working to Live or Living to Work

Dr Nick Higgs, Marine Biologist, University of Plymouth
Audio (mp3, 25.7 MB)
Powerpoint (ppt, 4.6 MB)

Homo not so sapiens: the public myth-understanding of humanism

Chris Oldfield, lecturer in science and religion, University of Roehampton
Audio (mp3, 37.5 MB)
Handout (PDF, 270 KB)

Earthquakes and Evil

Tim Middleton, PhD student in Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford
 (MP3, 32.4 MB)
(ppt, 11.4 MB)

Student Presentation: Natural Theology in the age of Particle Physics

Francesca Day, PhD student in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Audio (mp3, 12.8 MB)
Powerpoint (ppt, 554 KB)

Should we mind, and does it matter?

Dr Rhoda Hawkins, lecturer in Physics, University of Sheffield
(MP3, 30.5 MB)
 (ppt, 2.4 MB)