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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT(embargoed until 1400hrs 15 April 2013)
WYCLIFFE HALL APPOINTS NEW PRINCIPAL
Wycliffe Hall is pleased to announce that the Revd Dr Michael Lloyd has been appointed by theCouncil as the next Principal of the College.
Dr Lloyd is Chaplain of Queen’s College, Oxford. He brings nine years’ experience of teaching intheological colleges, as a Tutor in Theology at St Paul’s Theological Centre (a constituent part of St
tus College, London) and formerly a Tutor in Doctrine at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He was
Honorary Curate and Director of Training at St James the Less, Pimlico. His prior ministry was asChaplain of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and earlier as Chaplain and Director of Studies in
Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He is the author of a popular
-level systematic theology,entitled
, and is one of the regular voices on the Godpod (a theological podcast).Dr Lloyd holds degrees in Englis
h from Cambridge University, Theology from St John’s College,
Durham and a DPhil in Theology from Oxford University, where his doctoral thesis was on theproblem of evil. He loves walking, theatre, cricket, music and Handel operas.The Rt Revd Michael Hill, Chairman of Council said:
“I am truly delighted with Michael’s appointment. He brings a depth of
biblical knowledge and theologicalteaching, together with an experience of the life of theological colleges to bear on this new ministry. Wehave every confidence that he is the person to lead Wycliffe forward in these challenging times fortheological education and training. We look forward to welcoming him into the life of the college and hecan be assured of our prayers as he contemplates this new phase of his ministry.
Dr Michael Lloyd said:
At a time when Christianity is under more intellectual attack than it has been since the eighteenthcentury, we need Christian leaders of impressive intellectual ability, rigour and creativity. As a PermanentPrivate Hall of Oxford University, Wycliffe is in an outstanding position to give its students the academicallyexcellent education that they will need if they are to make the case for the Christian faith in thecontemporary climate, and to shape that climate. I am determined that Wycliffe should build a reputationfor being a warm, respectful, encouraging and secure place for women to train alongside men, for all forms