Founder President (formerly Founder Director) of the Woolf Institute, Dr Ed Kessler, and Executive Director, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, walk through the Woolf Institute's new exhibition which contains images selected to encapsulate the diverse research projects currently being undertaken by Woolf researchers.
Our current projects include the development of a set of indicators that measure the impact of direct and grassroots interreligious dialogue initiatives and another measuring and mapping patterns of intolerance based on ethnicity, nationality and religion to establish what works at the local level to tackle intolerance and improve inclusion between divided communities.
The Woolf Institute has completed a growing number of research projects in recent years including a comparative study of trust between different ethno-religious groups in Europe and a comparative analysis of the social, political, and religious role of leader-driven versus grassroots interfaith initiatives.
The staff at the Woolf Institute publish widely in a variety of media. These include conventional academic publications, policy reports and media.
The Woolf Institute supports outstanding postgraduate students (PhD and MPhil) at the University of Cambridge whose research focuses on the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Conferences and workshops are organised throughout the year.
Research Day 2020
The Woolf Institute Research Day 2020 was held on 4 November 2020. Twenty researchers and students associated with the Institute presented their work in 5-minute presentations. Listen to the presentations.
Research Day 2019
The Research Day 2019 was held on 13 November 2019. More than twenty researchers and students associated with the Woolf Institute presented their work in eight-minute presentations. Listen to the presentations of the Woolf Institute researchers as they discussed their research and proposed ideas for the future.
Research Day 2018
As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, the Research Day 2018 was held on 8 November 2018. Listen to the presentations of the Woolf Institute research team as they discussed their research and proposed ideas for the future.