Rowan Williams was born in 1950 in Swansea, Wales. At the age of 36, he was already Professor of Theology at Oxford University. At the same time, he was ordained a priest and, in 1991, bishop of Monmouth, in the Church of Wales. In 1999 he was elected Archbishop of Wales, and in 2002 Archbishop of Canterbury. He remained in this position for a decade, when he voluntarily resigned, in December 2012. In 2013, he returned to his university activity, as dean (master) at Mandalin College, University of Cambridge, a position he holds until today.