Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics
The Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics is the holder of an endowed chair at the University of Oxford. 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.
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).
- 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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