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

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

The 2019 Mary Ward lecture will be given by Professor Luce Irigaray at 4.30pm on October 30 2019. The title is "Genesis of a New Human Being: To Be Born". It will take place in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge. Entry is free, but booking necessary. Please email mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk or call 01223 741039.










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.

Postgraduate Spirituality Seminar, ‘Beyond Teresa: Religious Life and Practice Influenced by St Teresa of Avila’,13th November, 2–5pm. Speakers include: Rev’d Professor Kevin Alban O.Carm, Sr Jo Robson OCD, Professor Peter Tyler. If you would like to attend, please email: mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk or phone: 01223 741 039. For more information on the series, see www.stmarys.ac.uk/inspire

Advent Quiet Day: Heart and Mind to Bethlehem – finding ourselves on the journey, 7th December 11am–3pm. Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. Cost: £15 to pay on the day, refreshments provided, please bring your own lunch. To book please email mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk or call 01223 741039.