2022-23 Autumn and Spring Conferences

Exploring our two-fold mission, our Autumn conference will focus on ways in which Christians can contribute to their field in the light of Scripture, and the Spring conference will focus on ways in which Christians can draw on their academic expertise for apologetics and evangelism. 

Autumn 2022 Conference:
Biblical Critical Theory


Date, time and location

Theme and focus

Conference Programme


Dr Chris Watkin

Dr Watkin is Associate Professor in French studies at Monash University, where he teaches across French and Literary Studies. He has a PhD in European Thought from the University of Cambridge, and has authored a number of books in modern and contemporary thought, including Phenomenology or Deconstruction?, Difficult Atheism, French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human and Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. He has also written a number of books on the relationship between theology and philosophy, including Thinking Through Creation, and volumes on Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze.

Dr Jennifer George

Dr Jennifer George is Head of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She previously taught at Anglia Ruskin University and SAE Institute and her research areas include human computer interaction, digital accessibility and design.

Dr Tom Simpson

Dr Simpson is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at Wadham College. He works particularly on trust, and issues at the intersection of technology and security. He has a PhD from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, where he also served as a Research Fellow. 

Prof. Em. Richard Winter

Richard Winter is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor who was trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He was then a director of the English branch of the L’Abri Fellowship for 14 years before becoming Professor of Practical Theology and Counselling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO, USA for 30 years. He is now back in England, retired, and Professor Emeritus. He has also lectured in Europe, the USA and Canada on mental health issues. He is the author of When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression, IVP 2012; Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism, IVP, 2005; Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder, IVP, 2002, and other books and professional journal articles. He is married with four children and eleven grandchildren.

Spring Conference 2023

Saturday, 11 March 2023  |  St Catharine’s College  |  A model for cultural apologetics in the academy

Speakers: Dr Dan Strange, Prof David Lyon, Dr Anna Nickerson, and Dr Chris Willmott

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