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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Studying at Cambridge


Advisory Board

Nicholas Boyle, FBA
  • Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, University of Cambridge
  • Fellow of Magdalene College
Lisa Sowle Cahill
  • Professor of Theology at Boston College
  • Former President of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics
Francis Campbell
  • Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University College, Twickenham
  • Former UK Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Former Policy Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Manuel Castells
  • Professor of Communication, University of Southern California and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Member of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology
John Cottingham
  • Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Reading
  • Professorial Research Fellow, Heythrop College, London
Andrew Gamble, FBA
  • Professor Emeritus of Politics and Fellow Emeritus of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
David Hollenbach, SJ
  • Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Austen Ivereigh
  • Journalist, author, and commentator
  • Founder of 'Catholic Voices'
Martina Liebsch
  • Director of Policy, Caritas Internationalis
John Loughlin
  • Former Director of the Von Hügel Institute
  • Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund's College
  • Emeritus Professor of European Politics, Cardiff University
Fr Alban McCoy, OFM Conv
  • Dean of St Edmund's College
Sir Tom Phillips, KCMG
  • Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, London
  • Associate Fellow of Chatham House
  • Honorary Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge


An interdisciplinary research institute inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation