Ralph Waller

Rev Dr
Honorary Fellow

The Reverend Ralph Waller (born 11th December 1945) is a British academic and Methodist minister. He is Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford and Director of the Farmington Institute for Christian Studies.  He currently serves as a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

He was born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London (BD) and the University of Nottingham (MTh) and completed as PhD at King’s College London with a thesis on Theology. He is a Master of Arts of the University of Oxford.

He teaches and researches in 19th and 20th century church history and religious thought, although more recently he has been drawn into the 18th century with his biography of John Wesley. He is currently writing a book on Religion and Money in the Eighteenth Century.  In 1994, he was awarded the UK Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.  Dr Waller is a former Chairman of the Faculty of Theology, in the University of Oxford.

He is a Trustee of various charitable trusts and a Governor of Alleyn’s School and Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.