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Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway is a writer and broadcaster.  He is the author of more than twenty books, including Godless Morality, Doubts & LovesLooking in the Distance and Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition.

Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway

Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt, published by Canongate in March 2012, was short-listed for the Orwell Prize and won the PEN-Ackerley prize. His latest book, A Little History of Religion, is due to be published by Yale University Press in August, 2016.

He was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church till he stood down in 2000.  He is the Chairman of Sistema Scotland, the charity that has brought the Venezuelan youth orchestra system to Scotland. 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.  


It was great fun and beautifully organised. A wonderful community venue, great flowers, fantastic sound and light and I love the army of red t-shirts - I think I’ll be taking a few ideas back to Bloody Scotland with me. Please ask me back and thank you for asking me to Chair Ron

Lin Anderson

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