Scottish Church Theology Conference 2016

Scottish Church Theology Conference 2016
Conference Subject
The annual Scottish Church Theology Society Conference will take place in Peebles Hydro on the 11th 12th and
13th of January 2016. Our subject is the challenges to theology in light of the most advanced thinking on
Modern Biology. The speakers are:Prof Daren Monkton (Human Genetics; Glasgow) – Are we the puppets of our genes?
Prof Joanne Wardlaw (Neuro-Imaging; Edinburgh) – A view of the brain
Prof Neil Spurway (Physiology; Glasgow) – Taking Darwin seriously
Prof Sir Kenneth Calman (Former Chief Medical Officer; now Chancellor, Glasgow) – Biomedical ethics
Prof David Fergusson (Divinity; Edinburgh) – A theologian’s reactions
Prof Michael Northcote (new College Edinburgh) – Global challenges in ecology, climate
change and population.
The cost is in two parts: Hotel cost which is Dinner bed and breakfast per night which is paid directly to the
hotel on booking:
Single Room £40
Double Room Sole occupancy £55
Double Room Double Occupancy £80
In addition there is the conference element which is paid to the society £25 per person per day. This includes
a soup and sandwich lunch.
This would mean the total cost for the three day conference would be £195 per person.
We would also like to offer a thinking/writing day on Thursday 14th of January for those who wish to take it
up. Simply put this is an extra day of dinner bed and breakfast but at the reduced conference rate. This
would bring the total cost for one person to £235.
The Society
The Scottish Church Theology Society was formed in 1943. Its objectives are to encourage the study of
theology in Scotland, to encourage ministers to continue their theological study, to apply theology to the
understanding of the issues of our time, and to help churches in Scotland take theology seriously.
Membership is open to individuals over 16, or other organisations in sympathy with the objects of the
The current president of the Society is Professor Neil Spurway, MA, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Exercise
Physiology, University of Glasgow, Previously Chair, Science and Religion Forum and Vice-President,
European Society for the Study of Science and Theology.
Further Information
Any further information can be had from The Scottish Church Theology Society secretary:
Rev Alec Shuttleworth,
62 Toll Road, Kincardine,
FK10 4QZ
01259 731002
[email protected]