Ralph Waller

Sir Ralph Waller

Sir Ralph Waller KBE is Director of the Farmington Institute at Oxford, and a British Methodist Minister.

He is a former Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford (1988-2018) and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford (2010-2018).

Ralph Waller was born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London (BD) and the University of Nottingham (MTh) and completed a PhD at King’s College London.

In 1994 he was awarded the UK Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Europe, and Great Britain, including a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Wales, a Doctor of Theology from the Uppsala University, and a Doctor of Education from Liverpool Hope University.

He is the MacWilliams Fellow in Divinity in the University of Wales, Trinity St David. He is a trustee of several charitable trusts, including the Thrombosis Research Institute and MGC Futures. He is the Chair of the Westminster College Trust and Vice-Chair of the governors of Harris Westminster Sixth Form Academy. He is an Ecumenical Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and of Ely Cathedral. He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2018 for services to education.

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