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History of Faculty Professorships and Readerships

The study of theology and associated subjects has a long history at the University of Cambridge. There had been lectures in Divinity since the late 13th century, given for many centuries in the buildings now known as the ‘Old Schools’. The oldest professorship in the University is the Lady Margaret Professorship and this was founded in 1502, with an endowment given by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother to Henry VII. A Regius chair in Divinity was established by her grandson, Henry VIII, in 1540.

The list of those who have taught here over the centuries is an illustrious one and in this section will be found information on some of the recent holders of these significant professorships and readerships. The list below will be expanded over the coming months.

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Festival of Ideas - Debating Philosophy of Religion

Oct 19, 2016

Workshop for students in Years 11,12, and 13: Saturday 22 November, 11am-1pm.

Vacancy: Fixed Term Research Associate in Theology and Science

Oct 12, 2016

The Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to this project on Theology and Science.

Festival of Ideas - The New Cambridge Mosque Panel Discussion

Oct 07, 2016

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event on Saturday 22nd October.

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