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SRF Annual Conference 2021 - Online


Topic: Science, Religion and Human Identity

Date: 26th - 28th May 2021

This conference was held online due to the ongoing global health situation. Videos from the conference will be made available soon.

View the Conference Program.

View the Gowland Public Lecture 2021 here.

Speakers and Titles

The Gowland Public Lecture: 'Transformative Creatures: Theology, Gender Diversity and Human Identity’ – Prof. Susanna Cornwall with Rev. Canon Dr Rachal Mann responding.

'What can science and biblical scholarship say about human identity as imago Dei' – Prof. Mark Harris


‘Neurology and religion: the role of clinical case studies in understanding the relationship between the brain and faith.’ – Rev. Dr Joanna Collicut McGrath


‘What Experimental Approaches can Contribute to Understanding the Psychobiological and Social Effects of Religion’ – Dr Miguel Farias

‘Christian faith, mental health, and the natural world: possibilities and pitfalls' – Dr Tasia Scrutton

‘All in the Head?: Spiritual Technologies and the New Science of Psychedelics’ – Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie

The SRF Annual General Meeting for SRF Members also took place as part of this conference at 2pm, May 28th May.

There was a launch event for 'Made in the Image of God', a new book edited by Michael Fuller and David Jasper on the 28th May. View the video from this here.

Short papers

The conference included  a number of parallel Short Paper sessions related to the main conference theme. Please see the conference program for details of these.


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