Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Durham
After a childhood spent between London and the United States, and studying History at Cambridge, I’ve worked as an academic first in History, at the University of Birmingham, and now in Theology & Religion at Durham, where I was head of department 2012-15. I work on the history of the Reformation and the era of Europe’s wars of religion, and have published extensively on the subject. I am editor of the UK’s leading academic journal of the history of Christianity; president of the UK’s Ecclesiastical History Society (in 2019-20); and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London (2018-21). I am also a licensed Reader in the Church of England. I have long experience working with sixth-formers and in audio / print media and have a particular interest in helping to engage young people both with the study of history and the study of religion.
Reader in Early Modern European History, University of Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
Peer & Former Cabinet Minister
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru