Norwich

Norwich

Science and Faith in Norfolk is the CiS group in the Norwich area. To contact please go to here , our Facebook page or the SFN Secretary on [email protected]

Upcoming Events:

21st September 19:00-20:30
Annual Science-Faith Cathedral Lecture
Dinosaurs, Evolution and Religion.
Speaker: Nick Spencer (Senior Fellow at Theos)
Norwich Cathedral Nave – Tickets (£5 each) can be booked via the online booking system on the Cathedral website.
In late summer the nave of Norwich Cathedral will be dominated by the huge skeleton of “Dippy” the Diplodocus, the centre piece of the Natural History Museum’s “Dippy on Tour” exhibition. This enormous dinosaur is just one, extremely large, example of the hundreds of thousands of fossils that chronicle the biological history of Earth over millions of years and the evolution of life upto the present day. Dippy’s presence in the cathedral is a provocation and an opportunity to explore the history of ideas linking dinosaurs, evolution and religion from the time of Charles Darwin up to the present day.
Nick Spencer is a distinguished theologian and historian of science.

The following talks coincide with the “Gaia Exhibition” 1st – 31st October.

Lectures on Climate Change and its Social Implications
They will be held at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, NR2 1QZ

Wednesday 6th October 7.30 pm
Black Lives Matter Everywhere: Inequality, racial justice and climate change
Speaker: Chine McDonald (Head of Public Engagement for Christian Aid)
Communities in countries that have contributed least to the climate emergency are facing the full force of the droughts, floods and storms that put black and brown lives at risk.

Tuesday 12th October 19:30
Climate and Food Security: How can we feed 10 billion people?
Speaker: Professor Cristobal Uauy (John Innes Centre, Norwich)
How can food production be increased when the world is in stress from a changing climate?

Tuesday 19th October 19:30
The Ocean, Climate Change and Christianity: Blue Planet, Blue God
Speaker: Professor Meric Srokosz (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Human activity is having profound effects on the world’s oceans with long-term consequences for climate change.

25th October 19:30
Climate and Conflict: Bridging our divisions for the sake of the Earth.
Speaker: Dr Justine Huxley (St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London). This talk will coincide with the start of Norwich Science Week.
Economic injustice and the climate emergency are deepening social divisions. We must try to tailor our responses accordingly.

Previous Events:

July 2021
Revd Dr Ernest Lucas – Evolution and Scripture

June 2021
Prof John Wyatt – Dying well: palliative care and the coronavirus pandemic

Jan 2021
Dr Denis Alexander – Evolution and the God of Love (A Science-Faith On-Line Lecture)

Nov 2020
Online – Science, Reason and Christian faith.
Revd. Dr Rodney Holder

June 2020
Online – Plagues and Pandemics: Perspectives from Science and Faith

May 2020
Online – What is Natural Law? How did human beings come to be moral beings?
Dr Peter Bussey

November 2019
Blue Planet, Blue God: The Ocean, Climate Change and Christianity
Meric Srokosz

October 2019
Science Faith Lecture – Who Controls the World;s Climate: God, Nature or People?
Professor Mike Hulme

June 2019
Children are the Future: Exploring Science and Faith with Young People
 Lizzie Henderson and Steph Bryant

March 2019
Biohacking: Gene editing and human dignity
Dr Alexander Massmann, Cambridge University, Faculty of Divinity.

November 2018
Memory, dementia and the spiritual self.  
Dr Sarah Housden, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, UEA.

October 2018
10th Annual Science and Faith Cathedral Lecture
Professor John Wyatt, Professor of Ethics and Perinatology UCL and Senior Investigator, Faraday Institute, Cambridge.

June 2018
Conservation and hope for the Earth: A Christian understanding of planetary stewardship
Dr Jeremy Lindsell, Director of Science and Conservation, A Rocha.

March 2018
God in the Science Lab: curiosity, awe and the meaning of life.
Dr Ruth Bancewicz, a research scientist-turned-communicator from Cambridge.

November 2017
Caring for the weakest: Ethical challenges in managing sick and premature babies.
Dr Amanda Ogilvy-Stuart, Clinical Director of Rosie Hospital Cambridge and Senior Member of St Edmunds College Cambridge.

July 2017
Selfish Genes and Altruistic Animals: What can we learn about Ethics from Evolution?
Dr Peter Woodford (Dep Zoology, Cambridge)

March 2017
Can a scientist believe in Miracles?
Revd Dr Rodney Holder, (The Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge)

Sept 2016
Quantum Spirituality – is there such a thing?
Dr Peter Bussey (University of Glasgow)

July 2016
Neuroscience and Freewill: studying an illusion?
Daniel De Haan, Cambridge Neuroscience/Theology Dept

May 2016
“Nanoscience: a new aspect of God’s creation”
Speaker: Professor Russell Cowburn

March 2016
“Evolution and Adam: Reality, Myth and Symbolism”
8th Annual Science Faith Lecture in Norwich Cathedral
Speaker: Dr Denis Alexander, Faraday Institute, Cambridge.

November 2015
“Are natural disasters acts of God?” 
Professor Bob White (Cambridge Geophysicist)