William Hugh Clifford Frend
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William Hugh Clifford Frend (11 January 1916 – 1 August 2005) was an English ecclesiastical historian, archaeologist and Anglican priest.
- Haileybury College (scholar)
- Keble College, Oxford (scholar, B.A. First class in Modern History 1937, M.A. 1951, D.Phil. with thesis on Donatists 1940, D.D. 1966)
- Craven Scholarship to study in Berlin (with Hans Lietzmann) and North Africa
- Research fellowship at University of Nottingham
- Associate Director, Egypt Exploration Society, Q'asr Ibrim, Nubia 1963-64
- Bye Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (B.D. 1964)
- Fellow and University lecturer in Divinity. During this time the Prince of Wales, then reading archaeology and anthropology at Trinity, was one of his students.
- Professor of Ecclesiastical History, and Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, in the University of Glasgow 1969-84 (Emeritus 1984-2005)
- Chairman, Association of University Teachers 1976-78
- Frend once stood for local government as Liberal Party candidate in Cambridge
- In the 1980s he worked at Carthage with a team from the University of Michigan
- In retirement was again elected Bye Fellow of Caius and in his last years wrote a new book about the early life of Augustine
- Assistant Principal, War Office 1940
- Seconded to Cabinet Office and served on Committees for Allied Supplies and the Free French
- Liaison officer, Psychological Warfare Branch, Tunis
- Service in Austria for 18 months
- Commissioned officer, Queen's Royal Regiment 1947-67
Frend inclined towards the Low Church tradition. He was a sometimes reluctant liberal who cautiously supported the ordination of women but criticised Bishop Jenkins of Durham over his non-traditional ideas about Christmas. He was considered a good and humble pastor and an enlightening, if theologically uncoventional, preacher.
- Reader 1956-82
- Ordained deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church 1982
- Non Stipendiary Minister, Aberfoyle 1982-84
- Ordained priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church 1983
- Priest-in-charge, Barnwell with Thurning and Luddington 1984-90
- Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Ely 1990-2005
- Until his death, he continued to take two services every month
- Złoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami (Gold Cross of Merit with Swords), Government of the Polish Republic in Exile
- Territorial Efficiency Decoration 1959
- Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London 1952
- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 1954
- D.D. honoris causa, University of Edinburgh 1974
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1979
- Fellow of the British Academy 1983
- He set up and financed the Frend Medal, awarded by the Society of Antiquaries for archaeology, history and topography of the early Christian Church. Recipients include Harold McCartet Taylor and Charles Thomas (1981), Philip Rahtz (2003), Günter P Gehring (2000) Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle (1986), Nancy Gauthier (2002), and Samuel Turner 2004.
Frend was married to Mary Grace (née Crook; 1951-2002). They had one son, Simon, and one daughter, Sally. His father was a priest of High Church persuasion.
- The Donatist Church (1952)
- Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church (1965)
- The Rise of the Monophysite Movement (1972)
- The Rise of Christianity (1984)
- Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Glasgow
- List of Professorships at the University of Glasgow
- Trinity College, Glasgow
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 83, 2003". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "archaeology, history and topography of the early Christian Church"
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Harold McCartet Taylor, C.B.E., T.D., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Charles Thomas"
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 80, 2000 work=sal.org.uk". 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Günter P Gehring"
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "1986"
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Nancy Gauthier"
- "Society of Antiquaries of London - Salon 87 - 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Samuel Turner"