About the speaker: Rowan Williams was born in South Wales and studied theology at Cambridge. After research at Oxford in Russian religious thought, he was ordained and worked in the Church and the university for several years before becoming Bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002. He resigned as Archbishop in 2012 to become Master
of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Chair of the development charity, Christian Aid. He retired from Cambridge in 2020, and now lives in Wales. He has written a large number of books on theology and several collections of poetry; his book Grace and Necessity contains a discussion of David Jones, and he is Honorary President of the David Jones Society.