Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

Former archbishop says oil firm holdings not compatible with duty to next generation

The former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called on UK universities to follow the example of Cambridge and end their multimillion-pound investments in fossil fuels.

Williams, the master of Magdalene college, Cambridge, said all universities had a duty to their students to create a “safer world”, and investing tens of millions of pounds in fossil fuel corporations was incompatible with this.

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