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Rev Professor Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath holds the Chair in Theology and Education at King's College, London. He is also President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. For many years, McGrath was Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University.

McGrath gained first class honours from Oxford University in Chemistry (1975) and first class honours in Theology (1978). He holds an Oxford DPhil (1978) for his...

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Dr Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of RZIM and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and has been conferred a Doctor of Divinity degree from both Houghton College and Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Ashbury College, Kentucky.

Dr Zacharias has spoken in over fifty countries and in numerous universities, notably Harvard,...

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Professor John Lennox

John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, a Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He studied at Cambridge from which he holds the degrees of MA and PhD and was subsequently Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of Wales where he was awarded a DSc.

He also holds an MA in Bioethics. Professor Lennox is interested in the interface of Science,...

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Dr Os Guinness

Dr Os Guinness is an author, a social critic, and a Senior Fellow of the EastWest Institute in New York. He is a co-founder of the Trinity Forum and served as Senior Fellow from 1991 until 2004. Os directed the first seven Trinity Forum seminar curricula and is currently one of the Senior Faculty members of the Trinity Forum Academy. He is a regular speaker and seminar leader at political and business conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Great-great grandson of...

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Michael Ramsden

Michael Ramsden has been European Director of RZIM Europe since its foundation in 1997 as RZIM Zacharias Trust. He is also Honorary Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. Michael Ramsden was brought up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor's Department investing funds.

While doing research at Sheffield University he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights...

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Amy Orr-Ewing

Amy Orr-Ewing is the UK Director for RZIM Europe and Associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University before receiving a Masters degree in Theology at King’s College, London.

Amy has written two books exploring key questions in apologetics: Why Trust the Bible? (published under the title Is the Bible Intolerant? in North America) which was shortlisted for the 2006 UK...

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Rev Frog Orr-Ewing

Frog Orr-Ewing is the Chaplain at the OCCA and Associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall. He became the youngest incumbent in the country as vicar of All Saints Church in Peckham after a curacy at St Aldates Church in Oxford. Despite Peckham’s many challenges, over seven years the congregation witnessed marked growth and breakthroughs in community engagement and mission, and now numbers several hundred with youth and childrens activities to about 1000 children in the local area.


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Dr Vince Vitale

Vince is Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, Tutor in Philosophy and Mission at Wycliffe Hall, a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and a speaker for the Zacharias Trust.

Before coming to Oxford, Vince taught in the Philosophy and Religion Departments of his alma mater, Princeton University, where as an undergraduate he took an unexpected journey that led him to put his trust in God. While teaching at Princeton,...

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Tom Price

Tom Price is an Associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He holds degrees in Christian Apologetics (MA) and Philosophy (BA).

Tom is also a speaker for RZIM Europe and The Damaris Trust, and was previously the Founding Editor of UCCF's website Tom's specific interests include: meta-ethics, analytic and...

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Dr Sharon Dirckx

Sharon Dirckx (pronounced ‘Dirix’) is an Academic Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Originally from a scientific background she has a Ph.D. in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford and in the USA. During its founding year in 2004/5, Sharon graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She has since been invited to speak and lecture in a variety of contexts and has...

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Rev Dr Keith Small

Originally from a ministry background, over the last 20 years Keith has been speaking to churches, university students, community lecture events, and at various training conferences in Europe and the USA concerning Muslim-Christian relations. Keith has a PhD in Islamics and New Testament Studies for his work comparing features of ancient Qur’an and New Testament manuscripts.

Keith is a Manuscript Consultant to the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and is also an...

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Jo Vitale

Jo Vitale received a first class degree in Theology at the University of Oxford and was twice recipient of the University's Gibbs Prize for her examination results. Jo then completed a University of Oxford Master in Biblical Interpretation (M.St) before being awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship for doctoral studies.

She is currently using the award for doctoral studies at the University of Oxford on the topic of "Women and Beauty in the Old...

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