In this lecture Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and Former Archbishop of Canterbury looks at what we mean when we claim to ‘know’ the world, and suggests that we have narrowed down what knowledge means and need to recover a fuller perspective.’
Dr Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he held from December 2002 to December 2012. Williams was previously Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, making him the first Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times not to be appointed from within the Church of England. He spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. Apart from Welsh, he speaks or reads nine other languages.
Williams stood down as Archbishop of Canterbury on 31 December 2012 and became Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January 2013. Later in 2013 he became Chancellor of the University of South Wales. Justin Welby was appointed as his successor as Archbishop of Canterbury on 9 November 2012 and was enthroned in March 2013.