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Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

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Dr. Anna Rowlands announced as the St. Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice at the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University.

This endowed research and teaching post was made possible by a number of benefactors and supporters across the UK, Europe and the US. These benefactors include major foundations, women’s religious congregations, and business executives.

All are passionate about encouraging fresh research that will contribute to the constructive development of the Catholic social teaching tradition. All are also passionate about encouraging the imaginative practical application and dissemination of this tradition.

As a result, the holder of the St. Hilda Chair devotes a significant portion of their time to outreach and engagement beyond the University community.

Dr. Rowlands’ appointment in the University’s Department of Theology and Religion will take effect in September 2017.

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