The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has been appointed a Visiting Fellow of the educational foundation, Cumberland Lodge.

Since 2016, Visiting Fellowships have been awarded to prominent people in public life whose interests relate to the work of Cumberland Lodge. 

Dr Williams said: “Cumberland Lodge represents one of the most lastingly important ways we have of responding constructively to public crisis and confusion over values: not by hasty and shallow efforts that just make us feel better, but by giving room for careful and demanding encounters and searching study.  

“That’s why, in an increasingly feverish and short-termist environment, I am so grateful for the work of the Lodge and for the chance to be more closely associated with it.”

Our Visiting Fellows also include Sara Thornton, the first Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and former Chief Constable of the Metropolitan Police Service, and Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General and former Director of Liberty.

Visiting Fellows contribute to the educational activities of the Lodge and act as ambassadors and advisors for the foundation, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.