The Woolf Institute seeks contributions towards its Teaching Fund to support teaching and research supervision at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level, and for its online courses and those public education courses delivered in charitable organisations, such as hospices. The cost of providing such teaching is primarily staff time and expertise and is £40,000 per annum, which would require a capital sum of £1,000,000 to endow.
The Woolf Institute welcomes gifts to support scholarships and bursaries for its PhD, MPhil, sabbatical and online students (see details below). Gifts of all sizes make a very real difference and you may choose to give for current expenditure or towards endowment for student support. Gifts may be made online by credit or debit card, by GBP cheque to Development Office, Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other payment methods. More information can also be seen on our donate page about increasing the value of your donation with gift aid and donor recognition.
- Courses (in person)
The Woolf Institute offers a range of teaching to people with a variety of interests and needs relating to interfaith dialogue, interactions and understanding. Institute staff teach on undergraduates in the Faculties of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, History, Divinity and Sociology of the University of Cambridge, supervise and teach on the University of Cambridge MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and supervise University of Cambridge PhD students from a number of University of Cambridge departments and faculties, including History, Divinity, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology. Woolf Institute staff also teach about Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations to Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges' students as they train for Christian ministry and to students at Cambridge Muslim College.
In addition to this traditional, academically-focused teaching in Cambridge, the Woolf Institute offers tailored courses to people working in a range of professions and occupations via the organisations for which they work or volunteer, including civil servants, members of police forces, NHS and hospice staff. These specialist courses cover subjects such as the role of religion in foreign policy in certain states or regions; end of life care for people of Jewish, Muslim or other faiths in hospice and hospital, where care has traditionally been based broadly on Christian practices; and cultural sensitivities and expectations in a range of situations when people of various faiths interact with police services.
- Online courses
The Woolf Institute's teaching extends to online courses, which are open to participants from around the world. These address various aspects of relations between the Abrahamic faiths, interactions with those of other faiths or none and how such interactions contribute to society and politics in the twenty-first century. Each course is taken by 12 and 30 students and fees range from £275-£465 with courses taking 10-12 weeks (fuller details for each course can be seen on our online courses page for Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish Muslim Encounter, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Modern Europe: Modern Challenges, Religion is…., Interreligious Understanding Today and Representations of Jewish-Christian Relations in Literature). Students at US universities can obtain credits towards their graduate degrees if they successfully complete Bridging the Great Divide: The Jewish Muslim Encounter which the Woolf Institute co-runs with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington.
- Director of Studies
The Woolf Institute's Director of Studies oversees all of the Institute's teaching. Her main responsibilities include running the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship programme and supporting its PhD students; commissioning, creating or teaching, and organising all of the Institute's online courses and their materials; helping to publicise the Institute's University of Cambridge MPhil degree programme; organising and teaching on the Cambridge Theological Federation's interfaith Intensive course for those training for Christian ministry; co-ordinating and teaching on undergraduate and graduate modules for the University of Durham's common awards for the Anglican ministry; and being a supervisor on Anglia Ruskin University's professional doctorate programme. The Director of Studies is also a member of the Academic Committee and the Learning Resources Committee of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is a member of the Senior Management Team at the Woolf Institute. The Director of Studies role needs support of £60,000 per annum and could be endowed at £1,500,000.
Gifts may be made online by credit or debit card, by GBP cheque to Development Office, Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, or contact email@example.com to discuss other payment methods. More information can also be seen on our donate page about increasing the value of your donation with gift aid and donor recognition.