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Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB MA (Oxon) STL LSS
The Master of St Benet's Hall climbs into the Vatican, having broken his night-key in the lock

born 1934, educated St Benet's Hall, Oxford 1956-1960: Classical Moderations (1st class), Greats (2nd class)
Fribourg University 1960-1964: Licentiate in Theology
Ecole biblique francaise, Jerusalem 1964-1965
Baccalaureate and Licentiate in Scripture, Rome, 1965

A crocodile enjoys swimming with the Master of St Benet's Hall, visiting ZambisiThe Master of St Benet's Hall swims with crocodiles in the Zambesi

Member, English RC Bishops' Theology Committee 1989-2001
Master, St Benet's Hall, Oxford 1990-2004. Patron, Oxford Council of Christians and Jews, 1993-2004
Vice-Chairman, Keston Institute, 1993-2002. Honorary Lector in Theology, Blackfriars, Oxford, 1994-2004. Lecturer, Worcester College, Oxford, 1995-2000 2003-4, Member of Pontifical Biblical Commission , 1996- Chairman, Trustees of Catholic Biblical Association, 1996- Chairman, Oxford University Theology Faculty, 2001-3. Magister Scholarum of the English Benedictine Congregation, 2001- Cathedral Prior of Norwich, 2004


Assistant Master at Ampleforth College 1966-1990; Housemaster 1969-1990
Tutor in Scripture and Hebrew at Ampleforth Abbey 1966-1990
Certificate in Mountain Leadership for North Yorkshire, 1990
Member of Oxford University Faculty of Theology 1990-
other appointments Member, RC-Methodist Commission 1969-1976
RC Chairman, RC-Methodist Theological Sub-Committee 1970-73
Chairman, Ampleforth Symposium on Gospel Studies, 1982-3
Member, Jerusalem Symposium on Gospel Studies, 1984
Secretary, International Symposium on Gospel, 1984
Chairman, Catholic Biblical Assoc of Gt Britain, 1985-91

Guest lecturer in Scripture:
"In Oxford he was famed for travelling around on roller blades."Catholic University of America (Washington DC), 1969
Mount St Bernard's Abbey,
Mirfield College,
Chichester Theological College,
St John's College (Nottingham),
Irish Biblical Association,
Lancaster University,
ARCIC Sub-Committee on Marriage & Divorce,
Liverpool CofE Diocesan Clergy,
Jan Hus Foundation (Prague), 1990-1
Catholic Theological Association,
Wadzenai Training Centre (Zimbabwe) 1992, 1994,
Seton Hall College (New Jersey) 1989, 1990,
Imperial College (London),
Cardinal Hume Lecture (Westminster, 2000),
Archbishop Runcie Lecture (Donaldson, IN, 2001),
Lattey Lecture (Cambridge, 2002),
Ogdensburg (New York State) 2001,
Theological Youth Forum Jerusalem 2002-3
University of Balamand (Lebanon) 2002, 2003
Holy Trinity Institute (Harare) 2005.
Vacation Term of Biblical Studies, Oxford, 2000, 2002, 2004
Theology Summer School, Oxford 2001-3, 2005



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