Lizzie Henderson is the Youth and Schools Programme Co-Director for The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. She and Steph Bryant (Youth and Schools Programme Co-Director) are available to provide lessons, workshops and talks on the interactions of science and faith for children, young people and students of all ages in a variety of classroom, school society and other contexts. Lizzie is also Co-Investigator and Grant Manager of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation entitled “Generating New Creative Media on Science and Faith for Children”, developing materials to communicate positive science-faith interactions to children aged 2-12 in school, church and home contexts. Lizzie holds a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge (2013), specialising in Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology, Geology and the History and Philosophy of Science. She has a strong interest in the communication and public understanding of the interactions of science and faith and has participated in formal and informal discussion of the science-faith dialogue for many years.
Lizzie has worked with children and young people in a variety of contexts for many years and has informal experience in a wide range of educational contexts. In well over 550 lessons, workshops and other sessions over the last 5 years Lizzie has seen more than 18,000 students of from age 3-18+ respond enthusiastically to the combination of hands-on science with honest, dynamic and thought-provoking discussion about science, faith and their interactions. These sessions have reached a wide range of schools including state and independently-funded, and those with a variety of religious characters or none.
Lizzie has been involved in developing a variety of teaching resources and offering formal and informal training to teachers in presenting interdisciplinary topics on themes of science-faith interactions. She is also involved in a consultation capacity with several collaborative projects working to develop new, inter-disciplinary approaches to education on the basis of research findings and experience in teaching about science-faith interactions in schools.