Christians in Science Lectures, Bristol
Christians in Science in the UK organises talks on a wide range of topics around the interface between science and Christian faith.
On this page you can view the talks as audio slides or full-screen video as well as download just the audio or slides (where available).
Our Fragile Planet
The 'Our Fragile Planet' series of talks are here.
A Clear View of the X-ray Universe with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory
Talk given by Belinda Wilkes, Former Director, Chandra X-ray Center on 18th Nov 2022
view as audio slides / view as video / audio only / pdf slides. These do not show the 6 short videos in her presentation: Launch, Deploying Chandra, Cassiopeia time sequence, Pulsar, NGC6240, Perseus Cluster
Exoplanets, aliens and God – who is out there and what is the real future of humanity?
Talk given by Professor David Wilkinson, President of St John’s College, Durham University on 5th May 2022
End of life dilemmas: A Biblical perspective on medical ethics
Talk given by Dr David Randall, Consultant nephrologist, on 25th March 2022
Genes, Free Will and Human Identity – do scientists have a right to change our genes?
Talk given by Professor Keith Fox (Professor of Biochemistry, University of Southampton and Former Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge), on 25th Nov 2021
Science as a Christian Vocation
Talk given by Prof Andrew Halestrap, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry & Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, on 1st Oct 2021
Exploring Big Questions - Science, Faith and Creativity in the Classroom
Talk given by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson, Youth and Schools Programme Co-Directors, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion on 31st Jan 2020
Science as the New Priesthood
Talk given by Professor John Wood CBE, FREng, D.Met. on 27th September 2019
Science and the Historicity of the Bible
Talk given by Sir Colin Humphreys, Director of Research at Cambridge University and Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal Institution in London, on 17th November 2017
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
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
Faith and Wisdom in Science
Talk given by Tom McLeish, Professor of Physics at Durham University, on 10th March 2017
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
Why Stephen Hawking is nearer to God than he thinks
Talk given by Professor Keith Ward, University of Oxford, on 16th November 2016
Computers and Life
Talk given by Dr Ian Holyer, University of Bristol, on 30th September 2016
Science and Faith
Talk given by Prof Ard Louis, University of Oxford, at New Wine Festival, August 2016
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
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
What can neuroscience tell us about faith?
Talk given by Revd Alasdair Coles, Professor of Neuroimmunology, University of Cambridge, on 22nd January 2016
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
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
Embryos, Personhood and the New Creation
Talk given by Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, on 12th March 2015
New approaches to the Origin of Life - Scientific and Theological
Talk given by Dr Christopher Southgate, University of Exeter, on 30th January 2015
What can Neuroscience tell us about Free Will?
Talk given by Dr Stuart Judge, Oxford University on 13th June 2014
Is Faith Delusion?
Talk given by Professor Andrew Sims, Former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 25th October 2013
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
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)
Thinking Through the Fall
Talk given by John Bimpson, Trinity College, Bristol on 11th May 2012
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
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
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
Self-assembly and evolution: models, metaphors and meaning
Talk given by Ard Louis, Department of Physics, University of Oxford on 4th February 2011
Talk given by John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University on 19th November 2010
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
Chance, Providence and Free Will
Talk given by Jonathan Doye, Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford on 11th June 2010
Is Evolution compatible with Genesis 1-3?
Talk given by Ernest Lucas, Vice-Principal of Bristol Baptist College, on 19th March 2010.
Science, Suffering and a God of love
Talk given by Andrew Halestrap, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, on 27th September 2009