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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