Congrats Professor Bond!

Larry Hurtado's Blog

I’ve just had news that my Edinburgh NT colleague, Helen Bond, has been awarded a personal chair, and I take this opportunity to offer public congratulations.  Her award takes effect in July, but it’s officially announced.  (Here staff page is here.)

In the UK, the title “Professor” is a big deal, reserved for those who have been given a professorial chair by their university.  Another Edinburgh NT colleague, Paul Foster (his staff page here), was given a chair last year (and is currently serving impressively as Head of the School of Divinity).  So, two professorial-level colleagues in NT now.  And it’s sometimes judged that the standards for being awarded a “personal” chair are more demanding that being appointed to an “established” chair, so both colleagues can take justifiable satisfaction in being given theirs.

As an Emeritus member of staff, I can take justifiable pride in my colleagues (including…

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