Forming A
Christian Mind

Conferences in Cambridge for Christian postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers from across the UK and Europe

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Cambridge Christian
Study Centre

Cambridge Christian Study Centre

The Cambridge Christian Study Centre is open at the Round Church during term.

At our Spring 2021 conference, Dr Chris Watkin’s presentation challenged each of us to follow his example as a PhD student, setting aside a portion of each week to study Christian literature and theology relevant to our academic work.

The Study Centre catalyses this vision with study desks, dedicated reference library and with coffee and lunch discussion with Centre staff including two of our recent conference speakers, Andrew Fellows and Matt Lillicrap.

GAP Essay Prize

Forming a Christian Mind is taking part in the Gospel and Academia Project (GAP) which researches and develops foundational resources for Christians at the outset of their university careers – celebrating the goodness and relevance of an evangelical theological vision for fruitful and faithful academic service.

The annual GAP Prize catalyses thoughtful contributions to the wider project where winners will receive feedback on their writing, a financial award of €700, and a mentoring meeting with a more senior evangelical theologian or academic.

This year’s deadline is Friday 17 June, 2022. For more information, including the essay prize brief and submission details, please visit gospelandacademia.org.

Our conferences aim to help students study excellently with a Christian ethos and worldview, and to use what they study for cultural apologetics and mission.

Over the past few years, we have invited speakers such as Prof John Lennox, Rev Dr Craig Bartholomew, Dr Os Guinness, Rev Dr Chris Wright, Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Dr Anna Nickerson, Prof John Coffey, Prof Julian Rivers, Prof Russell Cowburn, Dr Daniel Hill, Dr Mike Ovey, Prof Glynn Harrison, Prof John Wyatt, and others. To check out some of our resources, please visit our Videos page.

For students and researchers who want to go deeper, we also organise an annual Fellows Programme.

Our events are primarily for postgraduates, post-docs and junior academics; however anyone who is pursuing an academic career in other ways is welcome.

To stay up-to-date on our plans for 2021-2022, please join our mailing list.

Discover some of our resources, including talks and videos from past conferences.

Dr David McIlroy

'The Narratives of Modernity and the Christian Story'

Prof Glynn Harrison

'Identity, Politics and the Doctrine of the Image of God'

Prof John Wyatt

'Science, Modernity and the Post Human'

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