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09 April 2020

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Fully accredited: Exeter Cathedral library and archives have retained full accreditation status from the National Archives, six years after being the first cathedral to do so. Holders of the accreditation have to reapply. The cathedral collection contains medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and modern published texts on a range of subjects including history, theology, medicine, and science. The Dean of Exeter, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener, said: “It is a great tribute to our small, hard-working team that they have achieved this, and it is hugely reassuring to the Chapter to know that our fantastic collection is in such capable hands”

Fully accredited: Exeter Cathedral library and archives have retained full accreditation status from the National Archives, six years after being the ...

 

Edward Mason to leave the Church Commissioners

THE Church Commissioners’ Head of Responsible Investment, Edward Mason, is to leave his post in June to be director of engagement and impact-reporting at Generation Investment Management, a sustainable-investment management firm. The company was co-founded in 2004 by the former US Vice-President Al Gore, and a former head of asset management at Goldman Sachs, David Blood. Mr Mason wrote on Twitter on Monday: “After 11 amazing years at the Church Commissioners, I’m excited to be joining Generation Investment Management in June — a firm for whom #ClimateAction is as much a mission as it is to me personally.”

 

BRF launches ‘Living Faith’ branding

AFTER a strategic review last year, the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) has decided to adopt a “distinct name and easily recognisable identity” for its publishing and events programme as “one of the six core areas of our work”. It explains: “Because our goal is to create content that helps people to experience a vibrant, living faith and to actively live out their faith in their communities, we chose the name ‘Living Faith’ for this area of our work.” It includes book-publishing, five series of Bible-reading notes, and events such as the annual Festival of Prayer organised with Oxford diocese.

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