Rowan Williams

Former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr. Rowan Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. He received his doctorate in the theology of Vladimir Lossky – a leading figure in Russian twentieth-century religious thought – at Wadham College, Oxford, in 1975. After two years as a lecturer at the College of the Resurrection, near Leeds, he was ordained deacon in Ely Cathedral before returning to Cambridge. On 2 December 2002, Rev. Williams was confirmed as the 104th bishop of the See of Canterbury: the first Welsh successor to St Augustine of Canterbury and the first since the mid-thirteenth century to be appointed from beyond the English Church. Read more


Rev. Rowan Williams has written extensively on philosophy, theology (especially early and patristic Christianity), spirituality and religious aesthetics.

Contribution (Conference)
Oxford, 7 June 2013
The Church and Human Rights