Lord Dr (Rowan) Douglas Williams is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian, poet and academic. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England (Dec 2002- Dec 2012). Previously, he also served as the Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, which made him the first Archbishop of Canterbury in contemporary times, who was not appointed from within the Church of England.
Lord Williams has been acknowledged internationally as an exceptional theological writer and scholar whose interests also involve contemporary culture and interfaith related issues. He has been Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge since January 2013, and was introduced to the temporal benches of the House of Lords on 15th January 2013.