THE 2011 MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE JUDGING PANEL

Richard Bauckham
John Inge
Janet Soskice
Simon Russell Beale
Jane Williams
Rowan Williams
Lucy Winkett

Richard  BauckhamRICHARD BAUCKHAM is a biblical scholar and theologian. He is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He has published widely: one of his books, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize for 2009.


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John IngeJOHN INGE became the 113th Bishop Of Worcester. Prior to that he had varied ministry as Chaplain at Harrow School, vicar of an inner city parish on Tyneside, Canon Missioner at Ely Cathedral and then Bishop of Huntingdon. His academic theological interest is in the theology of place. His 2003 book A Christian Theology of Place was shortlisted for the 2005 Michael Ramsey Prize.
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Simon Russell BealeSIMON RUSSELL BEALE was a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He read English at Cambridge before becoming an actor. Simon has starred in, and won many awards for productions at the RSC, National Theatre, the West End and in New York.  He has presented two series of documentaries on Sacred Music for BBC 4. He was awarded a CBE in 2003.
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Janet SoskiceJANET SOSKICE is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. She is past-President of both the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and President of the Society for the Study of Theology. Janet is the author of Metaphor and Religious Language (OUP, 1984) and The Kindness of God (OUP, 2008) and Sisters of Sinai: how two lady adventurers found the hidden gospels (London: Chatto and New York: Knopf, 2009).
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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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Lucy WinkettLUCY WINKETT, Rector of St James’s Piccadilly, read History at Selwyn College, Cambridge and Theology at Birmingham University. After serving her title in East London, she spent 12 years at St Paul’s Cathedral, seven of which were as Canon Precentor. She is the author of the 2010 Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book Our Sound is our Wound and a regular broadcaster and writer on gender, culture and religion. She is a founder advisor for the public theology think tank Theos.
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