Wycliffe ordinand collects donations for library books by authors

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The fund is named after Pastor Dr. Named Jenni Williams, who was an Old Testament scholar at Wycliffe Hall for 14 years, and after her husband, Rev. Jon Williams, who serves as director and chaplain for mixed mode courses

The fund is named after Pastor Dr. Named Jenni Williams, who spent 14 years as an Old Testament scholar at Wycliffe Hall, and after her husband, the …

AN ORDINAND, frustrated by the lack of books written by women in the library at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, has launched a new fund to address inequality.

Sarah Haslam, who has just completed a two-year college education, said she was asked to take the initiative after finding out how few writers and theologians were on her reading lists.

Ms. Haslam said that she quickly identified "many brilliant thinkers and writers who also happen to be women." However, the Wycliffe Hall librarian told her there was no money left to buy the new books.

"I just felt that it wasn't good enough," Ms. Haslam recalled. After measuring the support of her fellow students and the college staff, Ms. Haslam set up a fund for donations from alumni and others.

It was founded by the Rector of the College, Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd, and the Bishop of Gloucester, Rt. Rev. Rachel Treweek, who is a graduate of the college.


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