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Westminster College is expanding into a theological hub
The diggers are back at Westminster College, Cambridge. After a £7m redevelopment project between 2013 and 2014, which transformed the historic building into a modern centre for learning, building work is happening again. This time though, it is because new research institutions are joining Westminster and its neighbours. Westminster is today not just a college but an evolving hub of theological education – a campus where ideas can meet.
One of Westminster’s new partners is the Woolf Institute, a centre for the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. The institute will share its new premises with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.
A third partner joining the campus is the central office of the Cambridge Theological Federation (to which Westminster College and the Woolf Institute belong). The office will be housed in buildings that were formerly used for staff accommodation.
The three newcomers join the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (CCCW), another member of the federation which already shares the site with Westminster College. Formerly known as the Henry Martyn Centre, CCCW is a centre for the study of world mission…
For more information about Westminster College, visit www.westminster.cam.ac.uk or call 01223 330633
This article was published in the May 2016 edition of Reform.