Wesley Methodist Church

A church for all in the heart of the city

Science Meets Faith

Second Monday of the month from October to June, 7.15 pm for 7.45 pm


We present world class lectures on issues of Science and Faith, sponsored by Cambridge University Press. 
Please see below for details of our next lecture and the 2018/19 lecture programme.  

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Our next meeting:

Monday 11 February 2019, at 7.45 pm

“What will Happen the Day after Tomorrow? The Ocean, Climate Change and Christianity” 

Professor Meric Srokosz

National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton

Meric Srokosz took his BSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics at the University of Bristol. He is now Professor of Physical Oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; he was Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, University of Cambridge, from 2012 to 2015. His research interests include satellite oceanography, the ocean’s role in climate, waves, and biological-physical interactions in the upper ocean. Working with a biblical scholar, Rebecca Watson, he has recently published (with SCM Press) a book entitled Blue Planet, Blue God: The Bible and the Sea. This connects the ocean with other key issues of broader concern — spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world.

His talk will explore the role of the ocean in our changing climate and how human-induced global warming is affecting the ocean. It will also consider how changes in the ocean, such as sea level rise, will affect us and the Earth. This will then be related to the biblical metanarrative and the question of what a Christian response might be to the issues raised by our scientific understanding of the changes that humans are causing to the planet.

Programme for 2018/19

Listen Again

Recordings of many of the lectures from last year's series are available to listen again.