What makes us human?

HUMAN is a week of events at the University of Southampton exploring the big questions of God, life, the universe and everything.

What's On


We have two exciting events in the weeks preceding HUMAN.

Thursday 31st January 7:30pm Turner Sims (Building 52) Can science explain everything?: A chaired discussion between John Lennox and Peter Atkins. Followed by an opportunity to ask your own questions. more
Monday 4th February 7:30pm 67/1037 (Nightingale) Mafia to Minister: One man's transformation story of how the good news of Jesus changed him from a life of crime to become a Christian minister. more


Short Talk with Q&A (With free lunch!)
Building 42 (Union Building) Bar 2 // 12 - 12:45pm or 1 - 1:45pm

Monday 11th Physical: Why bother with God when science explains me?
Tuesday 12th Rational: Why doesn’t God give us some evidence?
Wednesday 13th Emotional: Is there any meaning in our pain?
Thursday 14th Individual: Are we really free to be ourselves?
Friday 15th Hopeful: Can we make the world a better place?

International Talks - by Peter Teagle

Open to all, these events explore the different assumptions and culture expectations around Christianity. Come for a free meal and hear why Christ came for all people and all nations.

Each evening at 6 - 7:30pm we will be exploring a different theme:

Monday 11th Culture Highfield Church Centre
Tuesday 12th Acceptance Portswood Church
Wednesday 13th Love Portswood Church
Thurday 14th Identity Portswood Church
Friday 15th Purpose Portswood Church


Highfield Church at 7:45pm (includes free cake!)

Monday 11th Laughter: Comedy or tragedy - what is life?James Cary, situation comedy writer. more
Tuesday 12th Ambition: Riches to redemption: What do we strive for? Manoj Raithatha, successful property entrepreneur. more
Wednesday 13th Imagination: An evening of creative contributions.
Thursday 14th Decisions: When you can’t just sit on the fence. Dave Merington football player, coach and commentator. more
Friday 15th Understanding: Science and faith, how much do we need to know? Prof. Chris Done Astrophysics professor. more

What's next?

Being Human

A weekly group will be meeting for 4 weeks after the events to answer questions and discuss your opinions on whether what Christianity has to say is relevant in today's society. We will be looking at themes such as satisfaction, identity, and freedom. It would be great to see you there!

Thursdays // 7:30pm // Venue To Be Confirmed

Email followup@sucu.org.uk for more details.