Do Scientists Have the Right to Change our Genes?

with Prof Keith Fox

Event Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Event Time:7:30 PM
Venue: 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT

Are science and faith opposed to one another? Does science disprove the existence of God? Or, alternatively, are science and the Christian faith complementary partners, together helping us to understand the world and our place in it in the early 21st century? This series of talks will all be given by prominent scientists who are also Christians, explaining how their science and their Christian beliefs work together. 

If our bodies could do more things, would our lives be better? Genome editing is a technology that can modify human genes. It can cure heritable diseases, and we could even make certain “improvements” to healthy people. But should we allow scientists to ‘play God’? Prof. Keith Fox is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Southampton where his research group have been investigating the structure of DNA and how it might be modified. He is also a licensed lay minister in the Church of England.     

Evening Event

Our evening event is from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Our lunchtime events have been discontinued.


The project Science and Faith in the Second City will be running in Birmingham and the west Midlands in the spring and autumn of 2022. There will be a series of public lunchtime and evening lectures aimed at helping people think through some of the more difficult questions that arise from the interaction between science and the Christian faith. The project is being organised and run by the charity ChaplaincyPlus who are based in central Birmingham.


Bookings are closed for this event.