Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics

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The Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics is the holder of an endowed chair at the University of Oxford.[1] The Spalding Chair of Eastern Religions and Ethics was established on a trial basis in 1936 with a grant from the Spalding Trust. In 1937 the Chair was renewed for a period of 15 years and in 1949 the Trust gave the University a permanent endowment to fund the Chair.[2]

Holders of the Spalding Chair to date have been: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1936-1952), R. C. Zaehner (1952-1974), Bimal Krishna Matilal (1976-1991), Alexis Sanderson (1992-2015), and Diwakar Nath Acharya (2016 - present).[3]


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  2. ^ Hulmes, Edward (2002). The Spalding Trust and the Union for the Study of the Great Religions: H.N. Spalding's Pioneering Vision. Spennymoor, England: Memoir Club. ISBN 1841040401. 
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