Professor Catherine Pickstock

Catherine is a Trustee of Westcott House, appointed by the Faculty of Divinity Board and serves on the Council’s Standing and Curriculum Development sub-committees.

She is the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge and has held the previous position of Professor of Metaphysics and Poetics at the Faculty.

A Fellow of Emmanuel College, Catherine is actively involved in the Faculty of Divinity’s Athena SWAN exercise and is the Faculty’s Research Excellence Framework co-ordinator. She supervises undergraduates and graduates from across a range of areas in philosophical theology, including a number of former Westcott ordinands.

Catherine has written several books and articles. Publications include After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996 [translated into Spanish and French]; Truth in Aquinas (written jointly with John Milbank) (London: Routledge, 2000); Repetition and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2014) and she is currently completing two books: Platonic Poetics (contracted to Oxford University Press), and Aspects of Truth.

Among Catherine’s interests are choral music, poetry, walking and visiting Churches.