Natural Sciences Stream

Including all disciplines that are part of MPLS (Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford)

Fri 16 Mar (half-day from 12:30 pm) and Sat 17 March (all day) 2018

Lecture Room 4, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

Senior convener: Ard Louis (Theoretical Physics)

Student co-conveners: Abigail Motley (Plant Sciences, St Hilda’s College) and Olufemi Awe (Engineering, Lady Margaret Hall)

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 Natural 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

12:30 p.m. Registration begins at New College in the North Undercroft

1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Hall

2:00 pm Ard Louis (Theoretical Physics), Christianity and biological evolution

3:30 pm Coffee & tea

4:00 pm Panel of Christian scientists

Including David Howey (Engineering, St Hilda’s College), Andy Gosler (Zoology, Mansfield College), Samuel Cohen (Mathematics, New College), and Stephen Blundell (Physics, Mansfield College)

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

5:30 pm Prayer in the Chapel

6:00 pm Drinks at the Bar

6:45 pm Dinner in the Hall


Saturday 17th March

Joint with the Medical Sciences Stream

9:00 am Registration begins at New College

4:30 pm Closing