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Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway is the author of more than twenty books, including Godless Morality and Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition. His latest book, Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt, was published by Canongate in March 2012. He was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church till he stood down in 2000 and was Gresham Professor of Divinity in the City of London 1997-2001. He has officiated on various committees dealing with questions of ethics and genetics and has a keen interest in the arts. He was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission from 2000-2003 and Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council 2005-2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and received its Gold Medal in 2008. A frequent broadcaster, he has presented a number of television series, including Holloway’s Road, The Sword and the Cross and Art and Soul. He regularly presents Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway for BBC Radio Scotland