The Sugden Institute

The founder of Queen’s College, Dr Edward H. Sugden, was a man of the world, and a champion of social justice. He was a literary scholar who was interested in theology, science, arts, and music. In honour of E. H. Sugden, Queen’s College inaugurated the Sugden Institute in 2018.

The purpose of the Sudgen Institute is to encourage students’ intellectual curiosity and freedom, interdisciplinary understanding, and global citizenship. Sugden, an egalitarian with a strong interest in promoting education for women, encouraged the ‘cultivation of the disciplined open, mind’ and ‘searching spirit’. The Institute manages our Visiting Scholars’ program, as well as partnerships with other academic and cultural bodies intended to enhance global and local opportunities for students.