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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Studying at Cambridge



Lord David Alton of Liverpool
  • Independent Crossbench Life Peer
Rt Rev Alan Hopes
  • Bishop of East Anglia
Stephen Hough, CBE
  • Classical pianist, composer, and author
Mary McAleese
  • Former President of Ireland
  • Honorary Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge
Iain McGilchrist
  • Psychiatrist, cultural critic, and author
Sylvana Tomaselli
  • Countess of St Andrews
  • Sir Harry Hinsley Lecturer in History and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge
Rowan Williams
  • Lord Williams of Oystermouth
  • Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • Archbishop Emeritus of Canterbury


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