Rev. Dr. Michael Ward
Rev. Dr. Michael Ward is Chaplain of Peterhouse, the oldest college in the University of Cambridge, UK. Rev. Ward comes from the little village of Lindfield in Sussex, in the southeast of England. He studied English at Oxford University, where he developed a special interest in the works of C. S. Lewis. He served as President of the Oxford Lewis Society and, for three years, as resident warden of Lewis’s former home, The Kilns. He read Theology at Cambridge as part of his training for ordained ministry in the Church of England and was appointed to Peterhouse in June 2004. He received his PhD at St. Andrews University in 2005 and wrote his dissertation on Lewis’s theological imagination.
He has lectured widely on Lewis at universities and events both in the U.K. and abroad. He has also published numerous articles and reviews, as well as contributed chapters for the symposia Christ in Culture in Dialogue (Concordia University Press, 1999) and C. S. Lewis, Lightbearer in the Shadowlands (Crossway, 1997).
Michael worked as a Research Assistant to Walter Hooper on his C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide (HarperCollins, 1996) and as a proof-reader for Hooper’s C. S. Lewis: Collected Letters, Volumes I and II. He currently serves as an executor of the estate of the British writer, Owen Barfield, one of the seven authors featured among the collections of the Marion E. Wade Center.