Bristol – 2018 Southern Conference – Being Human in an Age of Machines


9:45 am - 5:00 pm


Redland Church Hall
Redland Green Rd, Bristol , BS6 7HE
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Starts 09:45 and Finishes 17:00                10th November 2018


**   Prof John Wyatt – What it means to be human
**   Prof Peter Robinson – AI/robotics
**   Rev Dr Justin Tomkins – Human enhancement
**   Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft  – closing reflection
and Dr Nick Higgs – Oliver Barclay lecture 2018

Including 2 work shops:-

The evolution of technology – “Can we be optimistic about the future of technology?”

and “Faith in the Lab

Redland Church Hall, Redland Green Road, Bristol, BS6 7HE

To book – please click here to go to Eventbrite

REGISTRATIONS: There are a number of registration options – on Eventbrite  please select from CiS members, non-members, students, etc including making a donation to CiS.

Please Note: If you have joined CiS since Nov 2017, you can attend your 1st CiS one day conference free of charge. To take up this offer please contact Mary on


What should I bring to the event?

Please bring your own lunch to the venue. Coffee and tea will be available during breaks and water available all day.

Student Travel Bursaries

A few travel bursaries are available for students travelling more than 50 miles to Bristol. Please contact the CiS Development Officer ( for details before booking.


To view or print the bios please click here


Speaker abstracts will be emailed to registrants end of October.

Transport and parking options

Public Transport

There are bus stops on Redland Road a couple of minutes’ walk from the church.

The 9 (Temple Meads Station, Cotham, Redland, Clifton) and the 72 (Broadmead, Redland, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue, UWE) stop there.

The 505 stops on Redland Hill and runs between Southmead and Long Ashton.

The 77 (Centre, Redland, Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke) runs along Cranbrook Road, approximately ten minutes’ walk to the church.

Redland Station (trains from Temple Meads and Avonmouth) is ten to fifteen minutes’ walk up Redland Road to the hall.


Limited local street parking available only. No onsite parking available, unfortunately this includes no disability parking available. (There is a Blue Badge holders’ parking space on the road immediately outside the church.)

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Mary, the CiS Executive Officer on

What’s the refund policy?

Cancellations with a full refund may be made up to Friday 26th October. We regret that after this date, a refund will not be possible. Please contact Mary, the CiS Executive Officer on