Tanya Walker

Director of the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

Tanya Walker is the Director of the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Director of Speakers for the Zacharias Trust.

She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from SOAS (University of London) where her thesis focused on notions of freedom, power, and the complexities at the interface of competing rights within a liberal framework. Tanya also has an MA in Islamic Societies and Cultures from SOAS and an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Christ Church, Oxford University. Prior to undertaking her postgraduate research, Tanya worked in the political sphere in various public policy and communication roles.

Born in the Middle East, and from Armenian descent, Tanya grew up against the formative backdrop of a persecuted church. Her passion is to connect with people from all walks of life in exploring the ultimate questions of life and meaning. Specifically, the mysterious claim of the Gospel that the Christian narrative not only provides a compelling framework through which to make sense of our world and our experiences, but is the context through which we can encounter God.

Tanya speaks internationally in academic, business, and political contexts, as well as Christian gatherings, alongside raising outstanding Christian thinkers and communicators through the OCCA programme. Tanya is married to Toby and they are based in Oxford with their three young children.

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