Exploring Science and Christian Faith in a Rural Setting 

During May–July five talks have been given by leading scientists from Newcastle and Cambridge Universities in different locations in the Tyne valley, providing Christian viewpoints on topics including climate change, evolution, and the credibility of miracles; the events have been hosted by various local churches in church, school and public hall venues and have attracted audiences of 50–100 from a range of backgrounds and experience.  The talks have been followed by lively discussion.

Four further talks have been arranged for September–November 2017 with speakers from across the country addressing topics including natural disasters and artificial intelligence.  We expect the project will lead to a continuing engagement of local churches with the science-faith relationship, in which there is clearly much interest.