The Archbishop of Canterbury will be resigning his office to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge, January 2013. I cannot say I blame him.
I know several people who have had dealings with His Grace the Archbishop and to a one they report him as a warm, engaging and erudite personage, in other words ideally suited for the academy. But oh in what sorry he state he leaves the Church of England and the Anglican Communion! How much of the blame can actually be laid at his feet is not easy to determine but Canterbury's tale is cautionary one: do not look to academics to lead you out of your woes; consult with them by all means but think twice before putting them in charge.