Summer Speculation – Wycliffe Hall

Right folks, let’s chew the cud together.

After the departure of Richard Turnbull, Wycliffe Hall will shortly advertise for a new Principal. Any sensible suggestions? I have one idea but I want to hear your suggestions first, both for what is needed and who a good candidate might be.

Take it away…

21 Comments on “Summer Speculation – Wycliffe Hall

  1. It’s a pity this isn’t happening three years hence. The best Anglican episcopette and theologienne EVER will be looking for a job round about then…

    • Err, I did hear that David Wenham is moving back to Oxford this summer….
      Would make a good team with Simon as his vice Principal, I think.

      Then they need to get in a heavy-weight woman Evangelical theologian!

  2. Please, Lord, let it be a woman. Preferably a woman from North America who’s been consecrated as a bishop.

      • Well that’s two votes for KJS then. And the idea of a college full of reactionary Anglicans getting upset shouldn’t be all that shocking. It’s what they live for, isn’t it?

          • You rang? ;) Actually, universities depressingly having capitulated to the logic of being businesses for customers, and given the size of the evangelical market, you could legitimately seek to appoint someone who provides that kind of thing (as long as they’re obviously not into things like creationism which obviously no real university takes seriously, and which even primary school teachers aren’t meant to be allowed to get away with) . Or how about just picking the candidate who’ll offend the least amount of people, Bishop-style? ;-)

            Although, much as I enjoy gossip, I feel this blog post is a tad parochial for this blog’s global readership. Where’s the posts on The Dark Knight Rises, or Scotland, as was announced today, moving forward with Same-Sex marriage legalisation?

        • I’d prefer to see some good conservative Evangelical Christians in charge – especially in colleges like Cuddesdon and Westcott.

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