Linda Woodhead
distinguished professor of religion and society, Lancaster University; author, That Was the Church That Was: how the Church of England lost the English people

Linda Woodhead MBE is distinguished professor of religion and society at Lancaster University. Her single and co-authored books include: That Was the Church That Was: how the Church of England lost the English people (2016)A Sociology of Prayer (2015); Everyday Lived Islam in Europe (2013); Religion and Change in Modern Britain (2012); A Sociology of Religious Emotions (2010); The Spiritual Revolution: why religion is giving way to spirituality (2005); Christianity: a very short introduction (2004) and Religions in the Modern World (2001).

Between 2007-12 she was director of the £12m national AHRC/ESRC ‘Religion and Society’ research programme, and founder of the ‘Westminster Faith Debates’ with Rt Hon Charles Clarke. She is currently director of the Institute of Social Futures at Lancaster University. She has recently completed research on the beliefs and values of post-millennials and on the rise of ‘no religion’ in Britain and the USA. She is a regular on BBC’s The Big Questions and other media discussing beliefs and values.

Follow Linda on Twitter: @LindaWoodhead

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