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Tutorial Fellows

The Revd Canon Dr Robin Ward

The Revd Canon Dr Robin Ward became Principal of St Stephen’s House in September 2006. Canon Ward was vicar of the parish of S. John the Baptist, Sevenoaks for the last ten years, and was honorary canon theologian of Rochester Cathedral. A graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, he trained for the priesthood at the House and subsequently obtained a doctorate from the University of London in the field of patristics. He is married to Ruth, who is a solicitor, and they have two sons. Contact: robin.ward@ssho.ox.ac.uk Tel.: Principal's PA (01865) (6)13500

Father James Lawson

Father James Lawson, Vice Principal and Charles Marriott Director of Pastoral Studies, studied history and theology at the University of Edinburgh, and went on to do a doctorate at New College Oxford, where he studied St Augustine's reconfiguration of the Platonic ascent of the soul in the City of God. He trained for the priesthood at Mirfield where his spiritual director was Father Aelred Stubbs CR, who was a close friend of Steve Biko, and then served his title at All Saints, Poplar in the East End of London.

He was then Chaplain and Fellow of Corpus Christi College Cambridge, and Senior Chaplain and Press Officer to the Bishop of Salisbury.  Prior to coming to Oxford, Father James was Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Stoke Newington Common in the Diocese of London. The parish is in north east Hackney and serves a largely Caribbean and African congregation. Father James is married to Nana who is a psychologist.

Contact: james.lawson@ssho.ox.ac.uk  Tel: (01865) 613515

Dr Mark Philpott

Dr Mark Philpott is Senior Tutor and Tutor in Church History.  He studied at Worcester College, Oxford, and his doctorate on canon law in Anglo-Norman England was supervised by the Revd H E J Cowdrey, sometime member of the St Stephen's House Council.  He is also Fellow-by-Special-Election and Senior College Lecturer at Keble College, and has taught at a number of other Oxford colleges, as well as the Queen's University of Belfast, University College, London and Birkbeck College, London.  His research interests centre on the medieval church, and especially the effect its teachings (in particular its law) had on people's lives.

Contact: mark.philpott@ssho.ox.ac.uk Tel. (01865) 613512

The Revd Dr A K M Adam

The Revd Dr A. K. M. Adam is Tutor in New Testament and Greek. He studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College in Maine, then trained for ordination at Yale Divinity School, where he also began postgraduate study, completing his studies at Duke University. He has served parishes in the US and UK, most recently assisting at the Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin in Glasgow. He has lectured at Eckerd College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Duke University, and the University of Glasgow. His academic interests focus on Matthew's Gospel and the Epistle of James, and on biblical interpretation as a practice integrated with liturgy, ethics, and doctrine. He has written and edited several books, most recently James: A Handbook on the Greek Text. He was a member of the Doctrine Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and participated in the Bible in the Life of the Church project for the Anglican Communion. He is married to Margaret, a lecturer in Christian Doctrine and Ethics, and they have three children in the USA.  Contact: andrew.adam@ssho.ox.ac.uk  Tel.: (01865) (6)13511

The Revd Lucy Gardner

The Revd Lucy Gardner is Tutor in Christian Doctrine. She joined the staff in 1993, having studied theology at St John’s College, Oxford, and at Bonn University. Her research interests include Schleiermacher, Balthasar and Feminist Theology. She is married to Chris, a secondary school science teacher, and they live in Buckinghamshire with their son and daughter. Contact: lucy.gardner@ssho.ox.ac.uk Tel. (01865) (6)13516

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