John has been appointed as a researcher on the ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals’ project at the University of York. The project, co-sponsored by the Church of England and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, takes an interdisciplinary approach to pilgrimage and tourism in cathedrals both in the medieval period and the modern day. This follows on from his doctorate on medieval monasteries, and subsequent research on peasant experiences of parish religious life.
I find it difficult to express how much I have enjoyed working at SCIO for the past two and a half years. There is a healthy combination of academic inquisitiveness and fun amongst the students and staff, and this makes for a wonderful teaching and learning environment. I shall certainly miss it.