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Dr Michael Ledger-Lomas

Photograph of Michael Ledger-LomasLecturer in the History of Christianity in Britain

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2304
Address: Theology & Religious Studies
King's College London
Room 3.39, Virginia Woolf Building,
22 Kingsway


Michael Ledger-Lomas joined King's in September 2012 as a Lecturer in the History of Christianity in Britain. He read history at Peterhouse, Cambridge and went on to complete a PhD on 'The Idea of Germany in Religious, Educational and Cultural Thought in England c.183-1865'. Before coming to King's, he was a junior research fellow at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, then a Fellow and College Lecturer in History first at Selwyn College and latterly at Peterhouse. He is also a director of 'The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-century Britain'', a five year interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union and hosted at CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Religion and Theology in Nineteenth-century Britain
  • Britain and Europe
  • Religious Internationalism in the Modern World
  • The History of Protestant Dissent
  • Religious Publishing and the History of the Book

Michael would be interested in supervising any PhD topics related to religious history in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Selected publications
  • Introduction’ and ‘Conder and Sons: Dissent and the Oriental Bible in Nineteenth-century Britain’, in The Bible and Dissent in Britain, c.1650-1950, ed. Ledger-Lomas and Scott Mandelbrote (Oxford UP, in press).
  • ‘Introduction’ and ‘Ephesus’, in Cities of God: Archaeology and the Bible in Nineteenth-century Britain, ed. David Gange and Ledger-Lomas (Cambridge UP, in press).
  • with Chris Clark, ‘The Protestant International’, in Religious Internationals in the Modern Age, ed. Abigail Green and Vincent Viaene (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
  • ‘Theology’, in The History of Oxford University Press: II: 1780s-1890s, ed. Simon Eliot (Oxford UP, in press).
  • ‘Caroline and Paul’, in The History of Reading, II: Evidence from the British Isles, c.1750-1950, ed. Katie Halsey and W.R. Owens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
For a complete list of publications, please see Michael's full research profile.

Undergraduate modules

  • 4AAT1021: ‘Turning Points: An Introduction to the History of Christianity in England, 1500-1900’ (co-taught with Dr David Crankshaw)
  • 4AAT1030 ‘Introduction to Christianity’
  • 5AAT2028 ‘Issues in Nineteenth-Century British Christianity’
  • 6AAT3024 ‘After Christendom: Christianity, Culture and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain’

Postgraduate programmes

  • MA in Nineteenth-century Studies


  • Christianity and the Modern Self
  • Christianity and the Media


  • Teaching for 'Clerical Interests and Activities'
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