The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris elected as new Master of Trinity Hall
16 January 2014
The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris MA DPhil FRHistS has been elected to succeed Professor Martin Daunton as the 44th Master of Trinity Hall. Dr Morris will take up his role in October 2014.
Dr Jeremy Morris is currently Dean, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Theology at King’s College, Cambridge. He has already been a Fellow of Trinity Hall, as he held the position of Dean at the College from 2001-2010.
After studying Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford, he worked in management consultancy and university management before reading Theology at Clare College, Cambridge. He trained for the Anglican ordained ministry at Westcott House and became curate at St Mary's, Battersea, before returning to Cambridge in 1996, as Director of Studies and then Vice-Principal of Westcott House.
Dr Morris is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Theological Federation, an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His academic interests include modern European church history, Anglican theology and ecclesiology (especially High Anglicanism), the ecumenical movement, and arguments about religion and secularization. His current research projects include a study of the eucharist in Western Europe since 1800, to be published by Oxford University Press, and a short study of Anglican relations with the continent of Europe. He is one of the editors of a projected multi-volume history of Anglicanism, also to be published by Oxford University Press. His books have included F.D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority (2005), Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation (2005) and The Church in the Modern Age (2007).
Amongst his Church of England commitments, he is deputy chair of the Church of England’s Faith and Order Commission, and Director of the Archbishop’s Examination in Theology. He was born and brought up in South London and includes music in all its forms amongst his interests. He is married to Alex, and they have three children. Together with his family he is learning to horse ride and he enjoys playing the piano.
Commenting on his election Dr Morris said: “I'm delighted and deeply honoured to have been invited to serve Trinity Hall as its next Master, and look forward to reacquainting myself not only with the current students, Fellows, and staff, but also of course the wider College community.”
Current Master, Professor Martin Daunton, who has been in the role for ten years, stated, 'I am delighted by the election of Jeremy Morris as my successor. We worked together closely during his time as Dean, and he knows the college as well as we know him. I am sure that he will continue to build upon the successes of Trinity Hall, and to bring his own distinctive character to the role of Master. Both myself and Claire wish Jeremy and Alex much happiness as they move into the Lodge and become, once more, part of the community of Trinity Hall.'