Vice President: Professor Frances Knight

Frances Knight is Professor of the History of Modern Christianity at the University of Nottingham. She studied at King’s College London (Faculty of Theology) and the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Divinity) and was a British Academy Post-doctoral fellow at Selwyn College. She taught at the Open University and at the University of Wales, Lampeter, before being appointed to Nottingham in 2009. She is the author of The Nineteenth-century Church and English Society (1995), The Church in the Nineteenth Century (2008), Victorian Christianity at the Fin de Siècle (2015) and the co-author of The Welsh Church from Reformation to Disestablishment (2007). She has written articles and book chapters on many different topics in British religious history from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, with recent articles ranging from Anglican and Roman Catholic attitudes to cremation to the preaching culture at St Paul’s cathedral. She is currently writing a book on Ebenezer Howard and the religious roots of the garden city movement, for OUP’s Spiritual Lives series.