School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Academic Appointed Fellow at Cambridge University

Professor Simangaliso Kumalo is Fellow of Wesley House, an affiliated college of Cambridge University.
Professor Simangaliso Kumalo is Fellow of Wesley House, an affiliated college of Cambridge University

Professor Simangaliso Kumalo, a lecturer in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), has been appointed a Fellow of Wesley House which is an affiliated college of Cambridge University in England.

Kumalo will spend six weeks at the university teaching and conducting research.

‘This is a great honour. It means that my work as an academic is being recognised and appreciated in other parts of the world,’ said Kumalo. ‘I am encouraged to work even harder. I also feel it is a challenge. To whom more is given, more will be expected.’

While at Cambridge, he will contribute in postgraduate seminars and present a seminar titled: The Minister as the Local Theologian.

Kumalo will also be writing a draft of his book titled Convergencies of Religion, Culture and Politics at Nelson Mandela’s Funeral.

Kumalo plans to foster a partnership between Cambridge University and UKZN.

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