2019 Laing Lecturer
Dr. Malcolm Guite
Chaplain and Teacher, University of Cambridge
Poet-priest Malcolm Guite is a chief imagination in today’s church. He has published several popular works of poetry, theology, and literary analysis, including his recent landmark work on Coleridge, Mariner. He lectures widely—from St. Paul’s Cathedral to community churches in the American Midwest—and has developed a reputation for combining zest and humour with erudition and original insight. Malcolm is Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.
Malcolm enjoys sailing, walking, old books, live music, riding his Harley Davidson motorbike, and all the varieties of the British countryside and weather. He is part of the rock band Mystery Train, regularly performing gigs at Grantchester, Cambridge and other places around Cambridgeshire.
View Dr. Guite's Girton College profile page.