St. Cuthbert’s Community

Living at St Cuthbert’s this year:

Fr Trevor Tibbertsma is a priest of the Australian Archdiocese of Melbourne. He did his undergraduate Theology in Rome at the Gregorian University, and completed a postgraduate Licentiate Degree in Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, also in Rome. He has served as an assistant priest in a number of Melbourne parishes, as well as master of ceremonies to the Archbishop at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Fr Trevor is here in Durham to begin his PhD in the department of Theology and Religion. His focus is the book of Baruch (found after Lamentations in Catholic Bibles)


Michael Wee is originally from Singapore, though the UK has been his home for almost a decade now. He first came to Durham as an undergraduate, reading English Literature and Philosophy, before heading to Oxford for a Master’s. He then spent several years working for the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, a Catholic research institute based in Oxford, pursuing both research and educational work. He has been a visiting speaker at schools and universities across the UK and Ireland, and is a regular contributor to the media on healthcare-related issues. Michael also taught bioethics in Oscott seminary, Birmingham, and in 2020 was appointed a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Holy See’s bioethics advisory body. He is now back in Durham to pursue a PhD in Philosophy, on the relationship between language, mind and ethics in the later Wittgenstein. 

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