We then split the students into smaller groups for interactive workshops, which will get them involved in activities and discussion. These workshops are usually run by early career scientists who are also Christians, and the topics are wide ranging. In the past they’ve included: ‘marine biology and God’, ‘fossils and God’, ‘Artificial Intelligence and robots that pray’, ‘why conservation’, ‘the ethics of tech’, and ‘magic, science, and God’.
Finally, we end the day with a Q&A panel. God and the Big Bang allows young people to ask some of the big questions they usually struggle to find answers to, and hear responses from leading scientists with a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, both science and theology. With fascinating questions and deeply insightful, respectful and honest answers, this panel session prompts a high level of discussion around science and faith, providing pupils with the opportunity to grapple with current ideas surrounding science and faith, in an inspiring, eye-opening way that helps make the event one that will be remembered by students and teachers alike.
Our workshop days are designed for a minimum of 80 and a maximum of 120 students.