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 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Central and Inner Asia
Archaeology Scotland Africa
Prehistoric Archaeology Eastern Europe including Russia Georgia East Asia China Middle East Levantine region