South West

South West

If you would like information about science – faith happenings in the South West, please email cissouthwest (at)

Upcoming events:



Previous events:

Blue Planet, Blue God – an oceanographer looks at caring for the ocean through science and faith
Prof Meric Srokosz
November 2022

6th Annual Dallinger Lecture – Is Faith compatible with Science? When Hardy met Garstang
Professor John Spicer
November 2021

Is there a Christian Response to our Biodiversity Crisis?
Audio of the talk and Q&A session, pdf of the slides and video files are available.
Professor John Spicer
November 2019

A Christian View on Climate Change
Audio and pdf files for the Speaker’s talks are available – please click here
Dr Anthony Hereward
March 2019

Does Science Need God?
Audio file for the Speaker’s talks is available – please click here
Professor Roger Trigg
November 2018

Science: Exploring God’s Creation – one day conference
Audio and pdf files for the Speaker’s talks are available – please click here
Dr Cherryl Hunt
Prof Keith Fox
Dr Trevor Stammers
Rev Dr Ernest Lucas
February 2018

Can a scientist believe in miracles?
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys
November 2017

Science and Christianity: Bridging the Imaginary Divide
2 events – 1 for Church Leaders and 2nd for RE and Science teachers
November 2017

‘My Science, My Faith’
Discussion Panel including Dr Cheryl Hunt, Dr Nick Higgs, Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Dr Chris Southgate, Dr Graham Swinerd, and Rob Varley. A video of this discussion can be found at
March 2017

God in the Lab: When curiosity leads to wonder, awe, and the big questions of life
Dr Ruth Bancewicz
March 2017

Are we slaves to our genes? A scientific and Christian perspective.
Dr Denis Alexander
November 2016

Science and Faith: a marriage made in heaven.
Prof. John Spicer
March 2016

Who is to blame? Disasters, nature and acts of God.
Prof Bob White
December 2015

Convincing the Christian World about Climate change and Evolution
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance
March 2015

Confessions of a Stem Cell Scientist
Dr Jon Dawson
February 2014

Symposium on Assisted Dying
Prof John Bryant and Dr Jeff Stephenson
Chaired by the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Michael Langrish
February 2013

John Bryant’s slides can be downloaded here (1.7 MB)
A transcript of Jeff’s talk can be downloaded here (78 KB)