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The Reverend Professor William Hugh Clifford Frend (11 January 1916 – 1 August 2005) was an English ecclesiastical historian, archaeologist, and Anglican priest.
 Academic career
- 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
 Military career
- 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.
 Public recognition
Frend was married to Mary Grace (née Crook) 1951-2002; they had one son, Simon and one daughter, Sally. His father was a clergyman of High Church persuasion.
 Major works
- The Donatist Church (1952)
- Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church (1965)
- The Rise of the Monophysite Movement (1972)
- The Rise of Christianity (1984)
 See also
- ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 83, 2003". sal.org.uk. 2011 [last update]. 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 [last update]. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Charles Thomas"
- ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 80, 2000 work=sal.org.uk". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Günter P Gehring"
- ^ (2011 [last update]). "Society of Antiquaries of London - Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "1986"
- ^ (2011 [last update]). "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Nancy Gauthier"
- ^ (2011 [last update]). "Society of Antiquaries of London - Salon 87 - 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Samuel Turner"
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