The Woolf Institute's vision is a world in which collaborative discussion and constructive engagement overcome prejudice and intolerance. The Institute combines teaching, scholarship and outreach, focusing on Jews, Christians and Muslims, to encourage tolerance and foster understanding between people of all beliefs.
The Woolf Institute was founded by Dr Edward Kessler and Revd Professor Martin Forward in 1998. Their aim was to provide an academic framework and space in which people could tackle issues of religious difference constructively.
Friends of the Woolf Institute
Alumni and Supporters are the cornerstone of the Woolf Institute. Across the globe they are working with us to improve relations between religion and society. Join our Friends!
The Woolf Institute has built a permanent new home in the grounds of Westminster College in the heart of Cambridge.
The Woolf Institute is an independent research centre and an Associate Member of the Cambridge Theological Federation.
A list of Woolf Institute Patrons.
Rooms & Facilities
Conference and meeting room facilities in a beautiful location. Click for further details.
Governance & Policies
The Woolf Institute is a charitable company (1069589) registered with the Charity Commission Number (3540878). Our annual report and financial statements, up-to-date information about our Trustees, Company Secretary and other administrative information, is freely available here.
View current vacancies and details about the Woolf Institute Non-Stipendiary and Annual Fellowships, and internship opportunities.