Famous People from the Cambridgeshire

Ramsey (of Canterbury),
(Arthur) Michael Ramsey, Baron

Archbishop of Canterbury (1961-74), born in Cambridge. He studied theology at Cambridge, was ordained in 1928, and became professor at Durham (1940-50) and Cambridge (1950-2). He was Bishop of Durham (1952-6) and Archbishop of York (1956-61). As Archbishop of Canterbury he worked for Church unity, making a historic visit to Pope Paul VI in the Vatican in 1966, but was disappointed in his attempts to forge a reconciliation with the Methodist Church. His books include The Resurrection of Christ (1945) and Be Still and Know (1982). He retired in 1974, and was given a life peerage.

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