Church universities: historical legacy or current reality?
7th May 2019 : 05:00 - 18:30
Research Group: Philosophy, Religion and Education
Speaker: John Gay (Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Education)
Location: Seminar Room D, Department of Education
The term ‘Church university’ in England is normally limited to the group of fifteen new universities evolving out of the teacher training colleges established by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.
However four of the earliest universities, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and King’s College London are also ecclesiastical foundations. Internationally there are federations of Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant universities. But are the Church connections largely historical legacies having little or no impact on the contemporary academic and social lives of the universities?
The Revd Dr John Gay is an honorary research fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Education and a visiting professor at the University of Winchester.
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