Join us for our next event

Societal Flourishing:

Bringing psychology and theology together

Speaker: Prof Jim McManus

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019, 10-4.30 (lunch included)

Venue: King's House (King's Arms Church), Bedford


For our next day conference we will be addressing the subject of Societal Flourishing. The question of how best to bring about a flourishing society lies at the centre of many of the current tensions and conflicts of our culture. How should we as psychologists and Christians understand and contribute to the wellbeing not just of individuals but of the whole of society? It is a broad theme which encompasses not only psychology but issues of public health, policy, sustainability and issues of equality and diversity.


We are delighted to be joined by Prof Jim McManus, who will be tackling the theme from psychological and theological perspectives.  Jim is eminently qualified to address this question. He has been Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council since 2012. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Registered Public Health Specialist with strong interest in organisational psychology and leadership. Jim is President of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.   He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE Health and Social Care, Honorary Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at Heythrop College. In 2013 he helped found the national Behavioural Sciences in Public Health Network, which brings together academics and practitioners in health psychology and public health to support each other in improving and protecting the health of the population. He has 25 years' equality and diversity leadership experience. In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Excellence in Health Care by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest award for health care the Holy See can award.


It promises to be a wide-ranging, inspiring and practical day. We look forward to seeing you there. 

If you would like to attend you can book now using the form below if you are happy to pay by PayPal. For other forms of payment please complete a booking form and email it to administrator@bacip.org.uk.