Published on December 17, 2012  

Samford University Religion Department Chair Ken Roxburgh has been awarded a two-week scholarship at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales.

The scholarship, for Nov. 15-29, 2013, will help Roxburgh finish a new book on Christianity in Scotland in the 20th century. Also while on sabbatical in the fall, Roxburgh will lecture on the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement in Scotland in the 20th century at the Scottish Church History Society at New College, Edinburgh University, Nov. 27.

Gladstone’s Library—honoring 19th century British statesman William E. Gladstone -- is the most important research library and collection in Wales after the National Library of Wales. The library’s more than 250,000 items includes 32,000 from Gladstone’s personal collection, and specializes in theology and Victorian studies.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.