Professional Workshop: Science and Faith in the Local Church
Garden Room, Library Building: Jan 10-11, 2018
Deadline for applications: December 13, 2017
Aim of Course
A professional workshop aimed at church leaders, lay or ordained, and those in training. The workshop will include lectures by leading experts on key issues at the intersection of science and Christian faith such as cosmology, evolutionary biology, genetics, ecology and neuroscience. There will be plenty of opportunity for group discussion and practical application to local church contexts.
The workshop will run from 9.30am on Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 to 5pm on Thursday 11 Jan 2018 and there will be no evening sessions. The cost of this two day workshop is only £50 which includes tea & coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch on both days and all workshop materials. Places are limited to 50.
NB: delegates will be responsible for their own overnight accommodation and evening meals. There are many places to eat within walking distance and a list of accommodation will be provided on request.
Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics
Click on a speaker's name to obtain brief biographical details.
- Revd Dr Roger Abbott
- Dr Denis Alexander
- Dr Ruth Bancewicz
- Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles
- Prof. Keith Fox
- Lizzie Henderson
- Dr Hilary Marlow
- Dr Amy Unsworth
- Prof. John Wyatt
The Garden Room is on the ground floor of the Library Building which is located in the far left-hand corner as you enter the College grounds. The free buffet lunch is served there.
- Course Application Form and on-line submission
- Course Payment Form (only for use once your application has been accepted)
- Check your eligibility for a Faraday Bursary and to find the Bursary Application Form.
|Wednesday January 10|
|9.50 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|10.00 am||Dr Ruth Bancewicz: Why every Christian should wish they were a scientist|
|11.15 am||Coffee Break|
|11.45 am||Dr Hilary Marlow: All creation worships God - the theology of creation care|
|2.00 pm||Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Brain science and the Church|
|3.15 pm||Tea Break|
|3.45 pm||Lizzie Henderson: Raising the next generation of scientists|
|5.00 pm||End of Day|
|Thursday January 11|
|8.30 am||Morning Prayer at St Edmund's Chapel|
|9.10 am||Prof. Keith Fox: Getting to grips with bioethics|
|10.25 am||Coffee Break|
|11.00 am||Revd Dr Roger Abbott: Our response to natural disasters|
|1.15 pm||Group Discussion|
|2.15 pm||Prof. John Wyatt: Being human in an age of nearly-human machines|
|3.30 pm||Tea Break|
|4.00 pm||Dr Amy Unsworth: Attitudes to Evolution amongst Christians in Britain|
|4.30 pm||Dr Denis Alexander: Responding to Creationism in UK Churches|
|5.00 pm||End of Day|