From our founding as a theological college, through developing into a research hub, the William Temple Foundation has been committed to sharing knowledge through teaching and training. We aim to engage and share relevant insights emerging from religion that relate to the deeper aspects of contemporary public life.
Continuing in the tradition of academic teaching, the Foundation has been affiliated with theology and religious studies departments, first at the University of Manchester, and since 2009 at the University of Chester. Our Research Director Chris Baker is William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Chester; as well as publishing and researching, he also supervises doctoral level research in the William Temple Foundation’s four key research areas. The Foundation’s Associate Research Fellows are also visiting lecturers at the University of Chester and regularly speak at academic conferences and training events throughout the UK.
The William Temple Foundation offers bespoke training and consultation at very competitive rates. For more information please contact us.
Working across a wide array of audiences, we are able to create tailor-made events suited to the specific interests and needs of organisations and participants.
Some of our recent clients include the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Diocese of London, Diocese of Peterborough, Diocese of St Albans, Diocese of Blackburn, the Church of England Urban Affairs Group, Churches Together in England, Diocese of Gothenburg, Wyndham Council (West Melbourne), Kildanon Uniting Church, Uniting Church Adelaide (Australia).
We work with clients to devise training which meets their needs, and examples include:
Staff and Fellows of the Foundation are regularly asked to speak on our research findings at public policy forums, think-tank conferences and seminars across the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. To invite a member of the William Temple Foundation team so speak at your event please contact us.
We have spoken at events organised by Public Policy Exchange, Greenbelt, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Church of England Research Group, the Commission on Religion and Belief in Britain, Share Radio, and many more.