Community Life

The community of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology incorporates life within the Institute with life outside, bringing together the academic, liturgical, pastoral and social. It centres around our main teaching day – Thursdays during term time – when we study a variety of disciplines, celebrate Mass and have supper together. It holds events throughout the year to which all are welcome and has an active Association for Past Students.

To become part of the community, and hear about courses and events, join our mailing list.

As a community we welcome ways to work withthe local community and organisations who share our values. This often takes the form of:

  • Offering use of our facilities – such as providing meeting spaces (download our prices from here), or use of the garden for fund-raising social events]
  • Offering staff expertise for away days, teaching or discussion.

Currently, we provide hospitality on a frequent basis to:

  • CAFOD in East Anglia
  • Cambridge City Food Bank
  • Aradin – a charitable trust that helps historic minority communities in the Middle East to preserve their language and heritage, and to educate their young people, giving them the tools to promote a culture of peace.

We have also participated for several years in the Cambridge Open Studio artists’ event, as well as welcoming individual artists to the Institute, such as Neil Warmsley, Melanie Max and Pavlína Kašparová.

In addition to this facilitation work:

  • We are a Fairtrade College
  • Our students and staff volunteer with and support the work of the Cambridge Food Bank, CAFOD, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Chaplaincy, Cruse Bereavement Care.