Dr Rowan Williams recalls student days

23rd September 2013

News, Alumni news

Former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wadham alumnus, Dr Rowan Williams (Theology, 1972) was guest of honour at the Wadham Society Dinner on 21 September 2013.

  • Dr Rowan Williams

    Dr Rowan Williams

  • Wadham Society members visit the Graduate Centre

    Wadham Society members visit the McCall MacBain Graduate Centre

  • Dr Rowan Williams with Wadham's Warden Ken Macdonald QC and his wife Linda

    Dr Rowan Williams with Wadham's Warden, Ken Macdonald QC, and his wife Linda

  • Dinner guests Abigail De Jongh (Mod Langs, 1987), centre, Suzy Cleator (Medicine, 1986), far right and their guests.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wadham alumnus, Dr Rowan Williams (Theology, 1972) was guest of honour at the Wadham Society Dinner on 21 September 2013.

Dr Williams, who spoke to a packed dining Hall of his fond memories of his time at Wadham, was introduced by President of the Wadham Society, Ross Hutchison (1979). Dr Williams urged the Wadham community to continue to be 'creatively dangerous', a theme that resonated well with Wadhamites in Hall.

At the suggestion of the Warden, Ken Macdonald, guests also raised their glasses in recognition of the recent generous donation from Wadham alumnus John McCall Mac Bain (Law, 1980) to the Rhodes Scholarship Programme

As of this year, the Wadham Society funds the Wadham Student Allocation Scheme which requests bids from current students for funding for worthwhile activities that enhance student life in College. Activities funded include yoga classes, the student gym, band room equipment and wine for the MCR academic dinner. Representatives of the student bidding committee attended the dinner.

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