Oliver Barclay Winners

In 2016 Christians in Science initiated an annual “Oliver Barclay Lecture” in memory of Dr Oliver Barclay who was the driving force behind the establishment of The Research Scientists Christian Fellowship, the predecessor of CiS. Oliver was keen to encourage the next generation of effective communicators on Science and Faith.

The lecture is awarded to a promising young individual, usually under the age of 35, who has demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively on issues relating to Science and Faith.

Previous winners and links to their Lecture :-

2016 Rhoda Hawkins – Order and Disorder

2017 Jona Foster – Reigniting the chemistry between Science and Faith

2018 Nick Higgs –A little lower than the angels’ – How evolution informs our view of suffering and the human condition

2019 Cara Parrett – Challenges in Community-based Conservation

2020 Anna Pearson – Quantum Mechanics, Faith and Unresolved Questions

2021 Mirjam Schilling – Viruses – connecting climate change and human identity

2022 Zachary Ardern – Why does evolution work?

2023 Dr Nathan James – A Higher Calling? Science as a Christian Vocation