Christians in Science Bristol Meeting Resources

Roger records the meetings of the UK Christians in Science Bristol group, which organises talks on a wide range of topics around the interface between science and Christian faith.

On this page you can download just the audio, or the combined slides & audio in either video or Audio Notetaker format. We do recommend you download Audio Notetaker so you can get the full experience with the Audio Notetaker file! There is a 30 day trial or just go straight to viewer mode.

Talks from the 2016 Oxford Conference are here

Debates in Bible Archaeology

Talk given by Alan Millard, Rankin Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic languages at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, on 29th September 2017

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Wonders of the Living World - Biology and Belief

Talk given by Dr Ruth Bancewicz, Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute, Cambridge University, on 16th June 2017

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Faith and Wisdom in Science

Talk given by Tom McLeish, Professor of Physics at Durham University, on 10th March 2017

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The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Talk given by Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford, on 27 January 2017

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Why Stephen Hawking is nearer to God than he thinks

Talk given by Professor Keith Ward, University of Oxford, on 16th November 2016

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Computers and Life

Talk given by Dr Ian Holyer, University of Bristol, on 30th September 2016

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Science and Faith

Talk given by Prof Ard Louis, University of Oxford, at New Wine Festival, August 2016

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The cognitive science of religion - are we born to believe?

Talk given by Dr Lisa Goddard, Faraday Fellow, University of Cambridge on 10th June 2016

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Ego Trip: Does the self-esteem movement promote, or impede, human flourishing?

Talk given by Glynn Harrison, MD, ChB(Dund), FRCPsych, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Bristol on 18th March 2016

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What can neuroscience tell us about faith?

Talk given by Revd Alasdair Coles, Professor of Neuroimmunology, University of Cambridge, on 22nd January 2016

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Science, Faith, and God: Richard Dawkins vs C S Lewis on the Meaning of Life

Talk given by Professor Alister McGrath, Oxford University, on 4th November 2015

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The Bible, Science and a Theology of Origins: Some Proposals

Talk given by Rev Dr Ernest Lucas, Honorary Research Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies, Bristol Univeristy, on 4th June 2015

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Embryos, Personhood and the New Creation

Talk given by Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, on 12th March 2015

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New approaches to the Origin of Life - Scientific and Theological

Talk given by Dr Christopher Southgate, University of Exeter, on 30th January 2015

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What can Neuroscience tell us about Free Will?

Talk given by Dr Stuart Judge, Oxford University on 13th June 2014

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Is Faith Delusion?

Talk given by Professor Andrew Sims, Former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 25th October 2013

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Beginning Life in a Brave New World

Talk given by Professor John Wyatt, Professor Emeritus of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London on 7th June 2013

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Is Religion a Virus of the Mind?

Talk given by Kate Distin, author of Cultural Evolution and The Selfish Meme: A Critical Reassessment, on 26th October 2012 (apologies for the poor recording quality)

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Thinking Through the Fall

Talk given by John Bimpson, Trinity College, Bristol on 11th May 2012

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Human Evolution, Adam and Eve

Talk given by Denis Alexander, Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmunds's College, Cambridge on 16th March 2012

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Necessary evils? From forest fires to disease

Talk given by Rhoda J Hawkins, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield on 28th October 2011

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God and the Multiverse: a response to Stephen Hawking

Talk given by Rodney Holder, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge on 6th May 2011

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Self-assembly and evolution: models, metaphors and meaning

Talk given by Ard Louis, Department of Physics, University of Oxford on 4th February 2011

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Synthetic Life?

Talk given by John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University on 19th November 2010

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The interplay of emergence and reduction:implications for the dialogue of science and theology

Talk given by Ross H McKenzie, Professor of Physics, University of Queensland on 4th October 2010

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Chance, Providence and Free Will

Talk given by Jonathan Doye, Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford on 11th June 2010

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Is Evolution compatible with Genesis 1-3?

Talk given by Ernest Lucas, Vice-Principal of Bristol Baptist College, on 19th March 2010.

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Science, Suffering and a God of love

Talk given by Andrew Halestrap, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, on 27th September 2009

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