Student 2015

“Big Questions, Big Picture”

Saturday 21st February 2015 – at The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), London.

With contributions from leading academics, Theologians and other students,this conference looked across a broad spectrum of “Big Questions”, from ‘Where did we come from?’ to ‘Where are we going?’ and everything in-between – helping us not just to ask the Big Questions, but to see God’s Big Picture too.


Introduction and Welcome

Emily Sturgess, Development Officer
Audio (mp3, 8.32 MB)

The Big Bang

Dr Gavin Merrifield, University of Glasgow
Audio (mp3, 41.2 MB)
Powerpoint (Ppt, 15.9 MB)

Gavin abstract

How Does God Interact with the World?

Paul Roberts, University of Oxford
Audio (mp3, 41.2 MB)
PDF (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Paul abstract


Dr Chris Willmott, University of Leicester
For Audio and Powerpoint, please email

Chris abstract

Student Contributions – Audio (mp3, 39.5 MB)

Naomi Brehm, University of Durham: Trusting God with the Unknown
Powerpoint (Ppt, 293 KB)

Daniel Holt, University of Birmingham: Can Scientific Research Demonstrate the Existence of God?
Powerpoint (Ppt, 680 KB)


Human Evolution

Dr Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
Audio (mp3, 44.1 MB)
Powerpoint (Ppt, 11.3 MB)

Denis abstract

Caring for Creation

Dr Ruth Valerio, A Rocha UK
Audio (mp3, 40.9 MB)
Powerpoint (Ppt, 1.60 MB)

Ruth abstract

Closing Remarks

Emily Sturgess, Development Officer
Audio (mp3, 7.84 MB)