Richard Holloway is a writer and broadcaster. Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt, the latest of more than twenty books, was published by Canongate in March 2012. He was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church until he stood down in 2000. During this time, Richard chaired a Lord Provost’s Commission on Social Exclusion, which presented a bold challenge to work together for “OneCity” to tackle social exclusion in the capital. The OneCity Trust is a key outcome of this work. Amongst many Board memberships, he was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for its first seven years, and chaired the Scottish Arts Council 2005-2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, receiving its Gold Medal in 2008.He is the Chair of Sistema Scotland, the charity that has brought the groundbreaking Venezuelan youth orchestra system to Scotland.
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