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November 2017

Our Templeton-funded project has reached the end of its programme of nine talks by invited speakers, giving a Christian perspective on topical science issues, but this isn’t the end of ‘Big Questions – Any Answers’!  Please see the invitation below to contribute to an online survey of reactions and opinions to what we’ve done so far, so that we can make plans for the future.  And watch this space for further activities and events!

In the meantime you can catch up with talks you’ve missed, by visiting the ‘Previous Events’ page, where you’ll find audio recordings, presentation slides, video clips, and other links and resources.

New items and features added!

October 2017

  • You can now read some related articles from the Tyne Valley Express – see the link in the menu list to the right.
  • Short video summaries of some of the talks, alongside the full audio recordings, can be found on the ‘Previous Events’ pages.  Video introductions to the project are available below.
  • There’s an online Survey Monkey questionnaire to explore the way forward in the science-faith interface following the end of our funded series of talks in November 2017.  If you’d like to contribute to our ideas and future planning, please follow this link (it will open as a new browser tab or window) and get your friends to do the same:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K5QNMBW

or alternatively  goo.gl/vhuxTi

What’s it all about?

Big Questions – Any Answers?’ is a series of talks arranged for the Tyne Valley area, in which leading scientists who are Christians tackle some of the big scientific issues of today and what the Christian faith has to say about them.

Generous funding from an international charity means that we can attract world-recognized experts as speakers and hold the talks in convenient venues around the area, while making all the events completely free for anyone to attend.  This is a rare opportunity, not to be missed. 

The talks are intended for a general audience.  No scientific expertise or training is needed, and no particular attitude to religion is assumed.  Everyone is welcome, whatever your background, and there are opportunities for questions and discussion. 

The first series of 5 talks took place on weekday evenings between Easter and the school summer holidays, and featured scientists from Cambridge and Newcastle Universities.  A second series of 4 talks followed in September–November after the school holidays.  Posters for both series are shown below.  Further details can be found on the “Previous Events” page, including audio recordings and presentation slides from the various talks together with other links and resources.

Use the archive material for an exploration of some of these Big Questions, and see if we can provide Any Answers to satisfy you.  We’re sure you’ll find it interesting and informative, and maybe even challenging and inspiring!

Video introductions:

  1. by the science co-director, Bill Clegg

2. by the church co-director, Pete Jorysz:

Science and Faith poster

Series poster 2