Medical Sciences Stream

Pilgrimages in Medical Science

Fri 16 Mar 6:45 pm dinner and Sat 17 March (all day) 2018

New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

Senior conveners: Tim Maughan (Clinical Oncology), Joshua Hordern (Christian Ethics, Harris Manchester College)

Co-convener: Jeongyoon Choi (Biochemistry)

How can postgraduates, postdocs, and academics at the University of Oxford approach the natural sciences as Christians? What does it mean to respond to a Christian vocation and to honour God in university life?

The Medical Sciences Stream is one of five disciplinary streams that make up Seeking Wisdom, the spring conference of Developing a Christian Mind. Past attendees are encouraged to come, listen to new talks, and take part in discussion with new attendees.


Friday 16th March

The Saturday 17th day ticket also includes the following evening events on Friday 16th. (The Natural Sciences Stream will join the Medical Sciences Stream on Saturday 17th after holding its own events on the afternoon of Friday 17th.)

The following events are joint with all streams at New College.

5:30 pm Prayer

6:00 pm Drinks

6:45 pm Dinner at New College


Saturday 17th March

9:00 am Registration begins at New College

9:15 am Prayer at New College

9:45 am Welcome and introductions

10:00 am Tim Maughan and Joshua Hordern, The gospel’s illumination in medical science – our pilgrimage in personalised, precision medicine

11:30 am Coffee & tea

12:00 pm Our pilgrimages: discussion

Kezia Gaitskell (Cancer Epidemiology)

1:00 pm Lunch at New College

2:00 pm Vocation and humility in the medical and natural sciences

Jeongyoon Choi (Biochemistry) and another person TBC

3:30 pm Coffee & tea

4:00 pm Concluding discussion

4:30 pm Closing