South West – God in the Lab: When curiosity leads to wonder, awe, and the big questions of life


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Plymouth University
Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
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Speaker: Dr Ruth Bancewicz 

Ruth is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge and has written extensively on the fascinating subject of how awe and wonder can bring science and Christianity together.

The location: Stonehouse LT, Portland Square, Plymouth University. Please do bring your lunch to the meeting if you wish!

2017-03-god-in-the-labEvery scientist feels a sense of awe and wonder from time to time in their work, and different people react to those experiences in very different ways. For Christians, these mountain-top moments feed into their worship of God. They don’t find proof of his existence, but what they see in the world resonates with their beliefs, turns their attention to the character of God, and reminds them that the world has been made for a purpose.

This lecture will go beyond the usual debates about science and religion, drawing on the work of successful scientists who are also people of faith. Dr Bancewicz will focus on celebrating the discoveries of science, appreciating the intricacies and fruitfulness of the living world, and sharing how these discoveries can hint at questions of meaning that go beyond science.