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The Rt Revd & Rt Hon The Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth FBA

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About this Fellow

Rowan Williams is the Master of Magdalen College, University of Cambridge. He served as the Archbishop of Wales from 2000 to 2002 and as the Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012. He was made a life peer in 2013 and is now Lord Williams of Oystermouth.



Current post

  • Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • University Lecturer in Theology, University of Cambridge, 1980 - 1986
  • Fellow and Dean, Clare College, University of Cambridge, 1984 - 1986
  • Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford, 1986 - 1992
  • Bishop of Monmouth, 1992 - 2000
  • Archbishop of Wales, 2000 - 2002
  • Archbishop of Canterbury, 2002 - 2012
  • Master, Magdalene College University of Cambridge, 2013


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