Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA

Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University

Elected 2001

UK Fellow
History, Religion

Diarmaid MacCulloch is a Fellow of Saint Cross College, Oxford, and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries of London; he co-edited the Journal of Ecclesiastical History for twenty years. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England in 1987 and was knighted in the UK New Years' Honours List of 2012. His chosen research field has been Tudor England (beginning with the Reformation in East Anglia, extending to a biography of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and a study of the Reformation under Edward VI); he has also written on the wider history of the European Reformation and on world Christianity generally. His A History of Christianity: the first three thousand years (winner of the 2010 Hessell-Tiltman Prize and the 2010 Cundill History Prize, Montreal) was followed by the BBC series A History of Christianity (given the Radio Times Readers' Award, May 2010). Further television work has included How God made the English, 2012, Henry VIII's Fixer: the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, 2013, and Sex and the Church, 2015. His most recent book is Thomas Cromwell: A Life, 2018.

Current post

Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford; Fellow, St Cross College, Oxford

Past appointments

Wesley College, Bristol Tutor in History, Librarian and Archivist

Jan 1978 - Jan 1990

University of Cambridge Approved Lecturer in the Faculty of History

Jan 1977 - Jan 1978

Churchill College, University of Cambridge Junior Research Fellow

Jan 1976 - Jan 1978

British Academy appointments

Vice President for Public Engagement

Chairman, Events and Prizes Committee

Activities Committee

Member of the Standing Committee of section H9 (Early Modern History)


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