About this Fellow
I was born in India of mixed British and Russian parentage, and mostly brought up in England. I took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford, and held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, before moving to Bristol University in 1981. I have remained there ever since. I started my career as a historian of early modern Britain, and remain one, but have branched out to acquire interests in the history of paganism, witchcraft and magic and of attitudes to them. I am presently at work on a study of the witch figure.
- Professor of History, University of Bristol
Archaeology, Prehistory, Landscape Archaeology, Neanderthals and Modern Humans, Origins of Agriculture
Archaeology Western Europe
Archaeology Eastern Europe including Russia Czech Republic, Romania and Poland. Prehistoric Archaeology
Archaeology East Africa esp. Ethiopia