Sir Ralph Waller is the Director of the Farmington Institute, which offers scholarships to RE teachers in secondary schools, those responsible for RE in primary schools, teachers of RE to children with special educational needs, and also to head teachers in moral, ethical and religious education. In addition, a separate scheme gives scholarships in moral and ethical leadership to members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
He was Principal of Harris Manchester College (1988-2018) and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He is an Honorary Fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge and is the MacWilliams Fellow in Divinity at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. He is a trustee of several charitable trusts and an Ecumenical Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is a former Chairman of the University of Oxford Faculty of Theology.
He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018 for his services to education.
His research interests are in the field of Religious Thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.