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Durham University

St John's College

Ruth Etchells Fellowship

Ruth Etchells Fellowships are offered from time to time to further the academic and creative work, research and interface between English Literature and Christianity. They arise from a bequest given to St John's College by Dr Ruth Etchells, Principal from 1978 to 1988.

Previous holders of the Ruth Etchells Fellowship:

Professor Maggi Dawn, Yale University, USA - Easter Term 2014

Dr Malcolm Guite, University of Cambridge, UK - Michaelmas Term 2014

Tim Jones - Michaelmas Term 2015

Catherine Wilcox - Epiphany 2016

Richard Everett gave the Etchells Lecture in November 2017

Alice Thompson, Epiphany Term 2018

For any enquiries about future sabbaticals or about this page, please contact Gillian Boughton at

Contact us

The Principal's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 9:004:30pm

T: 0191 334 3856


St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.