God in the Lab
  • Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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Every scientist feels a sense of awe and wonder from time to time in their work, and different people react to those experiences in very different ways. For Christians, these mountain-top moments feed into their worship of God. They don’t find proof of his existence, but what they see in the world resonates with their beliefs, turns their attention to the character of God, and reminds them that the world has been made for a purpose.

This Christians in Science lunchtime lecture by Dr Ruth Bancewicz will go beyond the usual debates about science and religion, drawing on the work of successful scientists who are also people of faith. Dr Bancewicz will focus on celebrating the discoveries of science, appreciating the intricacies and fruitfulness of the living world, and sharing how these discoveries can hint at questions of meaning that go beyond science.

About the speaker

Dr Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, where she develops material to help the general public engage with science in a positive and helpful way. Over the years she has worked with a large and very talented team of writers, educators, filmmakers and scientists, to develop videos, group study material, books, touring events, a blog, and social media.

Ruth’s background is in genetics (BSc, Aberdeen University, MSc and PhD, Edinburgh University). She spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for the professional group Christians in Science, before arriving at The Faraday Institute in 2006. She is a trustee of Christians in Science, and a member of City Church Cambridge.

This free lecture starts at 13:00 and is open to all. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch. 

Please contact Chaplaincy (email: chaplaincy@plymouth.ac.uk / tel: 01752 587760) for further information.

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