THE 2013 MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE JUDGING PANEL

Lord Williams of Oystermouth
Dr Jane Williams
Mr Neil MacGregor
Professor Sarah Coakley
Dr Denise Inge
Fr Alban McCoy
Bishop Stephen Cottrell

Rowan WilliamsLORD WILLIAMS OF OYSTERMOUTH, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and now Master of Magdalene College has written a number of books on the history of theology and spirituality and published collections of articles and sermons.
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Jane WilliamsDR JANE 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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Mr Neil MacGregorMR NEIL MACGREGOR has been Director of the British Museum since August 2002 and has devoted particular attention to making the Museum’s collection available to the public. In 2010 he worked with BBC Radio 4 on A History of the World in 100 objects, a series of a hundred 15-minute programmes and an accompanying book, discussing artefacts from the British Museum’s collection.


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Professor Sarah CoakleyPROFESSOR SARAH COAKLEY is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University and a fellow of Murray Edwards College. Educated in theology and philosophy of religion at Cambridge and Harvard, she taught previously at Lancaster University, Oriel College Oxford and Harvard Divinity School. She is an Anglican priest of the Diocese of Ely and an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral.


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Dr Denise IngeDR DENISE INGE is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Worcester and a leading authority on the seventeenth-century priest and poet Thomas Traherne. In 2000 she announced the discovery of new Traherne manuscripts and has since been at the forefront of getting his unread manuscripts into the public arena. Her second book, Happiness and Holiness: Thomas Traherne and his Writings was listed among The Spectator’s “Books of the Year” 2008.


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Fr Alban McCoyFR ALBAN MCCOY is the Catholic Chaplain to the University of Cambridge and the Religious Book Reviews Editor of The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly. He is the author of An Intelligent Person's Guide to Catholicism and An Intelligent Person's Guide to Christian Ethics. Before moving to Cambridge, he taught philosophy to seminarians and medieval theology to undergraduates. (Update: Fr Alban will be unable to attend the judging session and prize giving events due to ill-health. We wish him a speedy recovery.)


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Bishop Stephen CottrellBISHOP STEPHEN COTTRELL is the Bishop of Chelmsford. The diocese covers all of Essex and large parts of East London. He has written many popular books on evangelism, spirituality and catechesis, and also one book of children’s stories.  His most recent book, Christ in the Wilderness,  is a series of meditations on the paintings by Stanley Spencer.


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