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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

Studying at Cambridge



The VHI produces and disseminates research on religion and ethics across the broadest range of disciplines. We do this by having annual themed lecture series and high-level international conferences, as well as producing academic publications, and promoting student interest and research, all within the setting of the world-class University of Cambridge.

Over the past 30 years, the VHI has undertaken work on behalf of a wide range of organisations including the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, the Holy See’s Mission to the UN, individual Catholic Dioceses, and the Charles Plater Trust, which is part of the Catholic Education Service of England and Wales, the British Government, and Regional Development Agencies. The Institute’s research is disseminated in the form of books, articles, and working papers, and at its events.

The Institute welcomes applications from established academics, or those working in academic-related fields, to become a VHI Research Associates for a period of three years. Research Associates typically come to the Institute to pursue high level academic research, or equivalent projects, directly connected with the Institute’s mission statement. Please find more details here. Expressions of interest should be sent to the VHI Director .



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