NZCIS is a nationwide initiative with events and people all around the country. Below is a list of people and events organised into centres. If you find yourself outside these centres make sure you still sign up as many of the events are live streamed for everyone to participate in. If you are wanting to run a small group programme in your region feel free to request resources or contact us if you want support.

Students and staff from all centres are warmly welcome to the September conference. Student scholarships will be available.

please see the website or contact Nicola at for details


Local coordinator: Mike Summerfield at

Student Discussion in the new year. Contact Mike

April 4, CTPI Lecture in Dunedin, jointly hosted with NZCIS ‘Planets, Life, and Meaning in an Incredible Universe’.  5.15pm-6.30pm, Burns 1 Lecture Theatre.

Professor John Stenhouse will be teaching a course on Darwin in the new year

NZCIS Lectures: details to follow
Prof. Murray Rae
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman


Local coordinator: Dr. Nicola Hoggard Creegan

Discussion in the new year. Contact Andrew Saunders at

Meet and Greet. panel reflections on the Human Person in Science and Faith 
March 14th 5.30-7.00pm. refreshments and cheese.
18 Princes St, Maclaurin Chapel

April 11th. Jennifer Wiseman.  7.00pm Library 28B, University of Auckland
Senior astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics.

May 5th Saturday Seminar at Maclaurin Chapel
Is Religion really bad for Science?   Speakers include Prof. Neil Broom, Dr. Graeme Finlay, Dr. John Owens, Dr. Mere Roberts

TANSA/NZCIS evening discussions Maclaurin Chapel
June 20th; July 18th; Sept 26th; Oct 24th  Details to come

Winter Lectures First three Wednesdays in August. Details to come.


Local coordinator: Dr. Nick Goodwin,

Palmerston North

local Coordinator Dr. Paul Stock


Local coordinator:  Dr. Sean Devine

April 10, CTPI Lecture in Wellington, jointly hosted with NZCIS. ‘Eclipsed? The Significance of Human Life in an Incredible Universe’ 6pm refreshments, 6.30pm lecture, The St. John’s Centre – Corner of Willis and Dixon, Wellington.

In partnership with CTPI
May 12th Saturday Seminar at St Johns Centre
Is Religion really bad for Science?   Speakers include  Prof. Carolyn King, Dr. Jeff Tallon, Dr. Graeme Finlay and others


Local coordinator:  Professor Stephen Chambers

Discussion series to be arranged soon.