Elected: 2021
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor Helen Bond
Head of the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Professor Helen Bond is an academic specialising in the social, political and religious history of Roman Judaea and the characters associated with earliest Christianity. She’s the author of five books and numerous shorter studies. She holds the Chair of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh, and is the first female Head of the School of Divinity. She’s a frequent speaker at Universities, schools and societies, and is passionately committed to public engagement and outreach – mostly through TV and radio broadcasts. She co-presented Channel 4’s highly acclaimed Jesus’ Female Disciples (2018) and has contributed to over 50 further documentaries.