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The Sacred #51: Linda Woodhead

The Sacred #51: Linda Woodhead

In episode 51, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University Linda Woodhead. 30/10/2019

Linda is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. This year she has been in California at a fellowship at Stanford. From 2007–2012 she was Director of a 12 million pound research programme looking at religion and belief which culminated in the Westminster faith debates.

In this episode she reflects on her sacred value of being real, her difficult relationship with the Church of England and her decision to walk away from it, and why it’s so difficult to talk about God in public.

Unfortunately we had some mic problems but we think it’s still very much worth a listen

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 30 October 2019

Church of England, Identity, Identity politics, Universities, Young Adults


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