Eight stone statues of theologians all related to Cambridge.
From south to north:
1. Desiderius Erasmus
2. Lancelot Andrewes
In the tower of the south wing:
Desiderius Erasmus (1466/69 - 1536), Dutch humanist and Catholic theologian, he studied the Greek New Testament in Cambridge (Wikipedia).
Northern façade of south wing:
Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626), English clergyman and scholar, Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester (Wikipedia).
3. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
4. Thomas Cranmer
5. Saint John Fisher
6. John Pearson
In de middle section from south to north:
Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828 - 1889), English theologian and Bishop of Durham (Wikipedia).
Thomas Cranmer (1489 - 1556), leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury
Saint John Fisher (1469 - 1535), English Roman Catholic Bishop, cardinal and martyr (Wikipedia).
John Pearson (1612 - 1686), English theologian and scholar (Wikipedia).
7. Matthew Parker
8. John Lightfoot
Southern façade of north wing:
Matthew Parker (1504 - 1575), English theologian, Archbishop of Canterbury (Wikipedia).
Western façade of north wing:
John Lightfoot (1602 - 1675), English churchman, rabbinical scholar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge (Wikipedia).
The building was built in 1897 and designed by Basil Champneys. The faculty of Divinity has since moved to a new larger structure and this building has reverted to St John's College.
Sources & Information
- Kevin Taylor, Central Cambridge: a guide to the university and colleges, p. 31.
Location (N 52°12'28" - E 0°7'5")
Item Code: gbee007; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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