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Ruby Guyatt


I began my university education by reading Theology at King's College London (2011-14). I graduated with a First and was awarded the Mascall Prize for the highest finalist in Christian Doctrine. I then completed the Philosophy of Religion MPhil here at Cambridge (2015-16). My MPhil dissertation on Kierkegaard and anxiety was awarded the Gregg Bury Prize for a distinguished dissertation in the philosophy of religion, and is now forming the basis of my doctoral project. I am funded by a Levy-Plumb PhD Studentship, administered by Christ's College. 

Previously I held an Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the Cultural Institute, King's College London (2014), and worked at the National Theatre (2014-15). In 2015-16 I produced a series of podcasts to accompany 'Stations of the Cross: Art and Passion', an exhibition co-organised by the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme.

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

Research Interests


Sound and silence


Philosophy and literature

Theology and the arts

Other Professional Activities

Reading Groups

I co-organise the Søren Kierkegaard reading group. We are currently reading 'Fear and Trembling', and all are most welcome to join.

Conference Papers

'Rowan Williams and the possibilities of literature: self-knowledge and God-knowledge', International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, University of Glasgow, September 2016

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Inspiring young people in care

Apr 20, 2017

Will Lyon Tupman, a third year undergraduate, leads a campaign to help those in foster care to reach their potential.

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Apr 19, 2017

Read Dr Simon Gathercole's article in the Guardian newspaper

Film Competition Winners Announced

Feb 27, 2017

School students demonstrated their passion for the subject in creative and sensitive films for the 2016 Cambridge Religion on Film Competition.

Research news: astrobiology, and Zion in South Africa

Feb 24, 2017

Read about exciting research in the Faculty of Divinity, with three lecturers currently away on research trips in very different places, looking at very different things.

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