Writer and Broadcaster Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus (Archbishop) of the Scottish Episcopal Church until he stood down in 2000.
He was Gresham Professor of Divinity in the City of London from 1997 to 2001. He was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority from its inception in 1990 until 1997, and chaired its ethics committee. He was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission from 2000 to 2003. He was Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council from 2005 until 2010. A frequent broadcaster, he has presented a number of television series, including Holloway’s Road and The Sword and the Cross and also BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship book programme, Cover Stories.