Sharon Dirckx

Sharon is an author and itinerant speaker, primarily focusing on the interaction of belief in God with Science and with the problem of evil and suffering.

Sharon Dirckx is a Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and an RZIM Apologist. Originally from a scientific background, she has a PhD in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA. Sharon is an OCCA Alumna and graduated from OCCA in 2005 during its founding year. She is invited to speak and lecture in a variety of contexts across the UK, including the 2014 Veritas Forum at the University of Oxford.

Sharon has also appeared on BBC Songs of Praise, Justin Brierley’s program, Unbelievable, on Premier Christian Radio, BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, and BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief. Her topics of interest focus on the interaction of belief in God with Science and with the problem of evil and suffering. Her book, Why? Looking at God, Evil, and Personal Suffering, won the prize for best book at the 2014 Speaking Volumes UK Christian Book Awards (presented by Pam Rhodes). Why?interweaves the stories of people who have suffered, with a practical look at some “Why?” questions on suffering.

Sharon lives in Oxford with her husband and two young children.

Upcoming Appearances by Sharon Dirckx

OICCU Lunchtime Talk

Cohen Quadrangle, Exeter College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HE

January 18

Sharon Dirckx
Summary
Sharon will be speaking on 'If God, why suffering?' at a lunchtime talk hosted by the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (OICCU).
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

University of Surrey Christian Union

TBC

January 24

Sharon Dirckx
Summary
Sharon Dirckx will address the University of Surrey Christian Union ahead of their events week in February 2019.

This is a private event.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Lecture

Royal Grammar School, Amersham Rd, High Wycombe HP13 6QT

January 25

Sharon Dirckx
Summary
Sharon has been invited to give a lecture titled 'Am I Just My Brain?' by the Christian Union at the Royal Grammar School.

This is a private event.

Christian Medical Fellowship Clinical Academic Day Conference

Johnson House, 6 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL

January 26

Sharon Dirckx
Summary
Being a Christian clinical academic can present unique opportunities and challenges. How do we champion truth, witness to others, and face the ethical and practical challenges all around us? Join us for this one-day conference which aims to equip and encourage Christian clinical academics to flourish. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking, and we will hear from some excellent speakers with lots of experience to share.

The event is aimed at Christian clinical academics at any stage of their career. Those considering pursuing a clinical academic career, healthcare professionals and medical students are also welcome. You don't need to be a member of CMF to attend.

Sharon will be speaking on 'Naturalism, apologetics and evangelism: being a witness in the academic workplace'.

Other speakers at the conference include Sam Leinster (retired General Surgeon), Paul Johnson (Professor of Paediatric Surgery in Oxford), John Whyatt (Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at UCL) and Elspeth Hulse (Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy and Consultant Anaesthetist in Newcastle).
Will this be open to the public?
Yes
Will there be a charge for admission?
Yes

University of Surrey Events Week

University of Surrey, 388 Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH

February 11

Kasey Leander, Sharon Dirckx, Sum Keong Wong, Will Tant
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

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