Professor David Fergusson OBE, DD, FRSE, FBA

David Fergusson is Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Magdalene College. He studied philosophy and theology in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Oxford prior to ordination as a minister in the Church of Scotland. After several years in parish ministry, he returned to academic life. He has served as Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Aberdeen (1990–2000) and Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinburgh (2000–2021).

His research interests are in Christian doctrine and philosophical theology. Recent books include Creation (2014) and The Providence of God (2018). At present, he is working (slowly) on a one-volume study of Christian doctrine. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2019, he was appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and Dean of the Order of the Thistle.

Outside work, his interests include football and golf.