Professor Frank Whaling (1934-2022)

An Appreciation of his Contribution to the Study of Religion/s

Colour head and shoulders photo of Professor Frank Whaling
Professor Frank Whaling

Professor Frank Whaling, who was appointed to the staff of New College in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh in 1973 to coordinate the new BA and MA (Honours) degrees in Religious Studies, died on 26th November 2022.

Retiring in 1999, Professor Whaling maintained a keen interest in the activities of Edinburgh’s Religious Studies Subject Area and more widely continued an ambitious record of research and publishing.

Professor Emeritus James Cox, Professor Emeritus Hugh Goddard and Dr Steven Sutcliffe have co-written an appreciation of Frank's contribution to Religious Studies in Edinburgh and beyond which can be found on the New College Past, Present and Future Website.

Professor Frank Whaling (1934-2022)