Curriculum Vitae

Michael Ward PhotoHere are some of the things I've been and done in my life so far . . .

2018: Ordained a Catholic priest, to assist at Hinksey parish in Oxford

2017: Convocation Address at Hillsdale College, Michigan (April); ordained deacon in the Catholic Church (June), within the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

2016: co-editor of C.S. Lewis at Poets' Corner

2015: delivered Commencement Address at Hillsdale College, Michigan, and received Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters 

2013-now: Professor of Apologetics at HBU

2013 (November): unveiled a memorial to C.S. Lewis in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, on the fiftieth anniversary of his death

2013 (January): keynote lecturer, Annual Theological Conference, Biblical Institute of Finland

2012-now: Senior Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

2011: winner of The Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies, given by the Mythopoeic Society

2010: co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis; author of The Narnia Code; guest lecturer, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

2010-now: Associate Member, Theology Faculty, University of Oxford

2009-2012: Chaplain of St Peter's College, University of Oxford. Received into the Catholic Church on Michaelmas Day, 2012

2009: presenter of The Narnia Code, a one-hour documentary for BBC1 television; guest lectures at venues including the Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Holy Trinity, Brompton; Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong; John Jay Institute, Colorado 

2008: author of Planet Narnia with year-long lecture tour in the U.K. and U.S.; guest lectures at universities including London, Edinburgh, and Chicago

2007-now: member of Steering Committee, The Wade Center, Wheaton College, IL

2007: co-editor of Heresies and How to Avoid Them

2004-2007: Chaplain of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge; Assistant Curate, Great Shelford

2001-2005: completed PhD in Divinity at University of St Andrews. Ordained deacon in Church of England in 2004 and priest in 2005

1999-2004: trained for ministry in Anglican Church at Ridley Hall, Cambridge Theological Federation

1999-2001: read Theology at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

1996-1999: lived at The Kilns, Lewis's Oxford home, as resident warden and curator, looking after the property on behalf of its owner, The C.S. Lewis Foundation

1993-1999: officer of the Oxford University Lewis Society

1990-1999: Tutor and lecturer for Oxford University and for the Oxford programs of various American schools (e.g., Stanford University, CA; Williams College, MA; Wheaton College, IL) on freelance basis.  Proof-reader and copy-editor for Lion Publishing, Heinemann, Bible Reading Fellowship.  Occasionally an extra in TV and film: e.g. Shadowlands (the Attenborough version); Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet; the Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough.

1987-1990: read English at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford

1968: born in Cuckfield, Sussex, on Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Epiphany.  Brought up in neighbouring Lindfield.  Educated in local state schools till age nineteen

The Collect for the Feast of the Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles: Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(The Book of Common Prayer, 1662)