The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (MBIT) is an academic Roman Catholic institution which is committed to offering transformative experiences for all its students.

While our primary mission is to educate and theologically empower women in Church, we are also committed to serving society at large and to provide the opportunity to study on what promotes the common good locally, nationally, and globally.

We provide a space for theological reflection and spiritual formation for anyone who wishes to study at our Institute.

We are a member of the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF).

In 2018/19 we celebrate our Silver Jubilee. To find out more, please download our Jubilee Newsletter.

Our latest Institute newsletter can be downloaded: Christmas Newsletter Part One, Christmas Newsletter Part Two

News, Upcoming Events and Vacancies

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you are invited to join us in prayer on middays Monday to Friday for 10 minutes. Let us build our community despite social distancing.

Creation: God, the planet and us, Thursday afternoons course, 23rd April–7th May 2020. Course leader: Dr Férdia Stone-Davis. To apply, please contact our administrator using the online form, by email (mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk) or by phone (01223741039). £170 for the course.


This course aims to speak to growing concerns about the environment and our impact on it. It will encourage theological reflection on our relationship with the planet and other animals by meditating on the belief that God created the world. In doing so, the course will explore how our thought and practice might be transformed. The course will draw on approaches within ecotheology/environmental theology, intersectional theology, and animal/creaturely theology.

A Study Day Celebrating Seven Years of Pope FrancisWednesday 22 April 2020, 10.30 am–4.00 pm. Course leader: Dr Peter Coughlan. Venue: Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, 12 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DU. Cost: £15. To book please contact our administrator using the online form, by email (mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk).











Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, recruiting now for modules in 2020.

We are recruiting for volunteer receptionists to be part of our MBIT community. Further details can be found here.