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, Upcoming Events and Vacancies

Complete Surrender

We are delighted to congratulate Dr Louise Nelstrop on the success of her film 'Complete Surrender' which won best documentary at the Love Story Film Festival. To find out more follow the link.

From Cambridge to the Cross: A Shared Journey of Lenten Devotions

The first is on 27 February 6pm in the Chapel at MBIT: Imagining the Cross: a meditation in song, silence, poetry and prayer in the Taizé tradition.

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.

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).










Research Skills in Theology: Theological Writing in Contemporary ContextSeminar led by Prof Michael Barnes SJ on the following Wednesday afternoons in the Stonehill Room, MBIT. 1.30–3.30pm. The series is intended mainly for research students, but others are also welcome. Please contact Prof Barnes to enquire, and to register (mbarnessj@jesuit.org.uk).

4 March 2020: Tradition and Authority

Easter terms sessions are: 28 April; 12 May; 26 May; 12 June

Judged by Love: Lent Quiet Day to reflect on God's love for us and our love for God. 21 March 2020 10am–3pm. £15 pounds (please bring own lunch). To book, please contact mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk. Further information can be found here.

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

Join us for a trip to Italy: In Giotto’s Footsteps - A Life in Colour (A journey through the Italian cities of Florence, Assisi & Padova). Details can be downloaded here: Giotto trip 2020.

Call for Applications. We invite senior professionals (in any field) to apply for a short-term Senior Fellowship to share in the life of MBIT and undertake a discrete piece of work (research, writing or reflection) during their time with us, over a period of one to three months. Deadline for applications: noon 24 March 2020.  Please download details here: Senior Fellow Call for Applications.

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