Ronald E Hutton CBE

Professor of History, University of Bristol

Professor Hutton is a leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the 16th and 17th centuries, ancient and medieval paganism and magic, British folklore, and the global context of witchcraft beliefs.

He has written 18 books during his career which have included The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain (1996), The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present (2017) and The Making of Oliver Cromwell (2021). He has also appeared on numerous television and radio programmes over the years.

Professor Hutton has been a Commissioner and then Trustee of English Heritage and is now a member of the Historic England Conservation Committee. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013 and in 2022 was appointed Professor of Divinity at Gresham College in London.

Ronald Hutton