THE 2009 MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE JUDGING PANEL

Alison Fulford
Paula Gooder
Timothy Radcliffe
Elaine Storkey
Jane Williams
Rowan Williams
A.N. Wilson

Revd Alison FulfordALISON FULFORD is a working mum who looks after her toddler as well as serving in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as a priest. She is also taking a part-time MA in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham. She studied English Literature at Cambridge University and then Theology while training for ordination at Ridley Hall. Alison was selected for the judging panel through a writing competition which was open to the general public.
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Canon Dr Paula GooderPAULA GOODER is a freelance writer and lecturer in New Testament. After studying theology in Oxford, she taught Biblical studies for twelve years first in Oxford and then Birmingham, before making the move to freelance work. She is Canon Theologian at Birmingham Cathedral, Visiting Lecturer at King's College London, Honorary lecturer at Birmingham University and Senior Research scholar at the Queen's foundation, Birmingham. Her research interests include mysticism in the writings of Paul the Apostle, the development of ministry in the early church and New Testament Interpretation.
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Fr Timothy RadcliffeTIMOTHY RADCLIFFE is a Dominican friar. He was educated at Oxford and Paris, taught theology at Oxford, and was involved in ministry to people with AIDS. He was Provincial of the English Province of the Dominican Order, and then, as Master of the Order, he travelled widely in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is the author of several theological works, including 'What is the point of being a Christian?' for which he was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize in 2007.
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Dr Elaine StorkeyELAINE STORKEY is trained in theology, philosophy and the social sciences and her writing has mainly been in gender studies, theology and Christian worldviews. She is President of Tearfund with world-wide links and concerns, a member of General Synod, and lectures and broadcasts widely.
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Jane WilliamsJANE WILLIAMS, read Theology at Cambridge, then worked in theological publishing and education. She currently works for Redemptorist Publications and as a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College, London and as a Lecturer at the St Paul’s Theological Centre. Since 1981 she has been married to Archbishop Rowan Williams.
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Rowan WilliamsROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, read Theology at Christ's College, Cambridge. After research, lecturing and parochial work, Dr Williams became Professor of Theology at Oxford. He was enthroned as Bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and Archbishop of Wales in 2000. Dr Williams has written a number of books on the history of theology and spirituality and published collections of articles and sermons.
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A.N. WilsonA.N. WILSON was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. An award-winning biographer, he has written lives of Sir Walter Scott (John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Tolstoy (Whitbread Award for Biography), C.S. Lewis, Hilaire Belloc, and, most recently, Iris Murdoch. In 1992 he caused a sensation with his bestselling Jesus and this he followed up with his equally controversial Paul. The Victorians, his study of the Victorian age, was published in 2002 to massive critical acclaim. He is also a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his fiction.
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