Mental Wellbeing, Neuroscience and Religion

31st August - 2nd September 2017 | Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln

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The Gowland Lecture

Some Reflections on the Gowland Lecture – The Revd. Jennifer Brown Every year at the Science & Religion Forum conference, the after-dinner lecture on… Read more »


The delegates get the opportunity to purchase symposia from previous conferences. The bookstall also includes books authored by members of The Science and Religion… Read more »

Delegates gather

The delegates gather for our first plenary session

Our first plenary paper

Our first plenary paper was given by Ben Ryan from the theological/political thinktank Theos, based in Westminister. His title was: The Church and Mental… Read more »

Just days to go…..

In just a few days, delegates from around the globe will gather at Bishop Grosseteste University for the annual conference of The Science and… Read more »

There are signs that, after several decades of exploring traditional themes such as creation and divine action, a paradigm shift is beginning to take place in the dialogue between science and religion. The special questions surrounding the biological, mental, and theological significance of the human person have occupied centre stage for the last few years, but researchers are beginning to look at even more subtle questions regarding human wholeness, identity, and health. The previous fascination with the nature of human consciousness is therefore broadening out to include issues of mental welfare, along with the theological bearing of practices such as mindfulness. The forthcoming Science and Religion Forum Conference will explore some these themes, in collaboration with the Guild of Health and St Raphael, with some of the leading names in the UK from both academia and healthcare speaking.

Lineup and speakers

Liz Grant

Michael Harvey

Suzanne Hyde

David McDonald

Ben Ryan

Roger Bretherton

The Revd Dr Fraser Watts

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