Edward Norman

Biography of Edward Norman

Edward Robert Norman (born 22 November 1938) was Canon Chancellor of York Minster and is an ecclesiastical historian.

Norman was educated at the Sir George Monoux Grammar School in Walthamstow, London. He won an Open Scholarship to Selwyn College, Cambridge, of which he was a Fellow (1962-4), before moving to Jesus College as a Fellow. Norman lectured in history at the University of Cambridge; he is an emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and was Dean of Peterhouse for seventeen years and Dean and Chaplain at Christ Church College, Canterbury and Professor of History at the University of York. He is a member of the Peterhouse school of history.

Norman was the BBC Reith Lecturer in 1978. For his series of six radio lectures, entitled "Christianity and the World", he discussed the relationship between religion and politics. Margaret Thatcher once invited him to Chequers, although Norman insists he is not a Thatcherite and says he is "appalled by the results of naked capitalism".

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