Developing a Christian Mind (DCM) at Oxford is led by Donald Hay (Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College/Department of Economics, Founding Head, Social Sciences Division), Ard Louis (Professor of Theoretical Physics), and Mary Louis (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford's Said Business School). Sir Andrew Dilnot is Chair of the Advisory Board.

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Warden of Nuffield College
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Donald Hay

Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College
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Ard Louis

Professor of Theoretical Physics
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MAry Louis

Senior Research Fellow, Saïd Business School
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Dr Robert Heimburger co-ordinates the Developing a Christian Mind conferences and leads the Christians in Academia formation group. Claire Shuttleworth co-ordinates the administration of the Developing a Christian Mind conferences. Oulfemi (Femi) Awe is this year's postgraduate volunteer assisting us with conference promotion.


Robert Heimburger

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Claire Shuttleworth

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olufemi Awe

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Sabina Alkire

Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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Max Baker-Hytch

Associate Tutor in Philosophy
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Nigel Biggar

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life
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Grant Blank

Survey Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
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Katherine Blundell

Professor of Astrophysics
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Stephen Blundell

Professor of Physics
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Jonathan Brant

Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College
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Andrew Briggs

Professor of Nanomaterials
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David Cranston

Associate Professor of Surgery
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Andrew Dilnot

Warden of Nuffield College
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Stephen Gunn

Professor of Early Modern History
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Simon Horobin

Professor of English Language and Literature
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Joshua Hordern

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
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Stuart Judge

Emeritus Reader in Physiology
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Michael Lloyd

Principal of Wycliffe Hall
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Alister McGrath

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion
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Bethany Sollereder

Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion
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Elaine Storkey

Independent academic and author
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Lionel Tarassenko

Professorial Fellow in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Stephen Tuck

Professor of Modern History
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Tim Maughan

Professor of Clinical Oncology
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Imaobong Umoren

Assistant Professor, International History
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Support from Senior Academics

The following senior members of the university have given their full support to the Developing a Christian Mind programme:

  • Professor Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology; Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life; Christ Church, Oxford

  • Professor Katherine Blundell, Professor of Astrophysics; St John’s College, Oxford

  • Professor Stephen Blundell, Professor of Physics; Mansfield College, Oxford

  • Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials; St Anne’s College, Oxford

  • Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford

  • Professor Timothy Endicott, Professor of Legal Philosophy; former Dean of the Law Faculty; Balliol College, Oxford

  • Donald Hay, former Head of the Division of Social Sciences; Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Jesus College

  • Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University; Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion

  • Professor Ewan McKendrick, University Registrar; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

  • Professor Stephen Tuck, Professor of Modern History; former Director of the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH); Pembroke College, Oxford

  • Dr Ralph Walker, former Head of the Humanities Division; Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Magdalen College, Oxford