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Gillian R. Evans is a British philosopher, and emeritus professor of medieval theology and intellectual history at University of Cambridge.
Evans was educated at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham, followed by a degree in history from St Anne’s College, Oxford, and a postgraduate diploma in education and qualified as a barrister. Taught history at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. She earned her PhD from Reading University writing about Anselm of Canterbury; research assistantship at Reading; lecturer at Bristol University in theology; assistant lecturer at Cambridge; awarded a British Academy readership.
In 2002, Evans was appointed professor of medieval theology and intellectual history at Cambridge University.