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: Easter Newsletter

News and Upcoming Events

Lecture by Professor Richard Rex, 'The King's Mother: Piety, Politics, and Philanthropy in the Life of Lady Margaret Beaufort'. Professor Rex is Professor of Reformation History at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, and Polkinghorne Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at Queens' College, Cambridge. The lecture will take place at 5pm, 26 September 26 2019, The Chapel, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. To reserve a place, please contact mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Applications for Research Associateships are now open, closing on 1 November 2019.

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies, recruiting now for modules in 2019.




Sermon on the Mount, Thursday afternoons course, 10th–31st October 2019. Course leader: Dr Marian Machinek, visiting scholar. An exploration of the ideas and theologies at play in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) one of the most significant collections of Jesus's teachings in the New Testament.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.

Ignatian Spirituality, Thursday afternoons course, 7th–28th November 2019. Course leader: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ Director of the Religious Life Institute at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. Author of The Way of Ignatius, Dr Gemma Simmonds has led and directed retreats and course on Ignatian Spirituality for many years. 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.