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Welcome to the Faculty of Divinity

The Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, is an international centre of excellence for study, teaching and research in Theology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

We are a strong academic community combining outstanding research with teaching for more than 300 students,  We are housed in a fine modern building, specially constructed in the round, adjacent  to related Faculties in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences, on the Sidgwick site in Cambridge.

A notable strength of the Faculty of Divinity is the great variety of backgrounds and nationalities of its staff and students.

Our programmes offer disciplined reflection on pressing religious, philosophical, ethical and theological questions, both historical and contemporary. Our degrees equip graduates to excel in a wide range of careers in a complex world of competing value.

The quality of our teaching programmes rests upon our research, the excellence of which is internationally recognised. We are home to scholars who are leading authorities in their subjects and to some major innovative research projects.

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Two teaching successes in the Faculty

Mar 12, 2020

Congratulations to two of our colleagues in being recognised for their teaching: Dr Feriel Bouhafa has been awarded a Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence. Nadira Auty has been nominated for a CUSU Student-Led Teaching Award. It is wonderful to see the teaching of Islamic studies so well recognised in the University.

50 Religious Treasures of Cambridge Religious Studies GCSE Study Day

Feb 03, 2020

50 Religious Treasures will host a Religious Studies GCSE Study Day at The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

The Hulsean Lectures 2020

Jan 22, 2020

The Faculty of Divinity is looking forward to welcoming Professor Walter Moberly next week for the first in the series of The Hulsean Lectures 2020

Congratulations to Professor Graham Davies on publication of his new book

Jan 21, 2020

Faculty of Divinity Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies, Professor Graham Davies FBA has a new book published, 23rd January, 2020: Exodus 1-18: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary Volume 1: Chapters 1-10

Sir Roger Scruton

Jan 13, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Faculty has learned of the death of Sir Roger Scruton. In 2011-12 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Faculty. In 2018 Sir Roger attended the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the diploma in theology that he helped set up in communist Czechoslovakia.

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