Science and Religion Forum – Mental Wellbeing, Neuroscience and Religion

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.

The Conference is open to members and non-members of the Science and Religion Forum, and of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.

The plenary speakers will be –

David McDonald, Fraser Watts

Suzanne Hyde, Charles Pickles

Roger Bretherton, Michael Harvey

Liz Grant (Edinburgh) – Gowland Lecturer

(Title: ‘The space Between – What happens when compassion becomes the boundary marker)

There will be a service of worship on the Friday morning, to which all participants are welcomed. The Conference dinner will be held on the Friday evening (with an after-dinner event led by Michael Harvey). The Conference will end with lunch on Saturday 2 September.

Bookings and Registration

We encourage you to visit the SRF website (, which gives full details of conference fees, and a facility for online bookings.

The arrangement for fees is different this year, making more provision for non-residents and day visitors. Payment is made in two stages as outlined below.

Whole conference to include lunches, dinners, teas and coffees

Early bird before 30th June:

Member £110

Non-member £140

After 30th June:

Member £125

Non-member £155

Students before or after 30th June

Member £70

Non-member £85


Bed and breakfast accommodation

Single standard £85 (£50 student)

Single en-suite £120 (£80 student)

Double standard per person based on 2 sharing £60 (£35 student)

Double en-suite per person based on 2 sharing £85 (£50 student)


Example: for one member booking the whole conference early with single en-suite the total fee is £110 + £120 i.e. £230

For those who are unable to use the website, please make enquiries to our Membership Secretary:

Mrs Hilary Martin




or e-mail:  [email protected]

The closing date for early-bird applications (reduced rate) is 30 June 2017.

For further information about the Science and Religion Forum please see


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