Reverend & Broadcaster
Richard Coles is a priest of the Church of England and Vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were Vicars in the seventeenth century (the latter sequestered for malignancy). He has a parallel career in broadcasting and currently co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and appears, from time to time, on QI and Have I Got News For You.
Richard is also a Board Member of Wellingborough Homes, providing social and affordable housing in the Borough where he lives, and is also involved with Northampton University.
A quarter of a century ago he was in the pop band The Communards, which makes him the only Vicar to have had a number one record.
Former Ambassador & College Head
Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
Director of Partnerships and Programmes, Tate