How our cathedrals define our past and shape our present.
Chair: Catherine Ogle
Dr Emma J. Wells is an award-winning church and architectural historian, author, and broadcaster. Now a principal historic buildings consultant, Emma was formerly Lecturer in Ecclesiastical and Architectural History at the University of York. She is a regular contributor to television and radio and writes for publications such as Church Times, Catholic Herald, BBC Countryfile, TLS, BBC History, and History Today.
Her first book, Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles, was published by Hale in 2016. Heaven on Earth: The Lives & Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals was published by Head of Zeus in 2022.
Peter Stanford is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. His investigations into the history, theology and cultural significance of religious ideas include Angels: A Visible and Invisible History and Pilgrimage: Journeys of Meaning.
He is a former editor of the Catholic Herald, and writes for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph titles, and The Tablet. He is director of the Longford Trust for prison reform.