Elizabeth Oldfield

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Senior Fellow, Comment Advisory

Elizabeth Oldfield is an experienced leader, speaker, writer, and podcast host with a passion for intelligent public engagement on issues of faith, identity, and healing our common life. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, the World Service, and writing in Prospect Magazine, UnHerd, and the Financial Times.

She also hosts The Sacred, a podcast, events, and visual content brand that creates space for a wide range of guests to reflect on their deepest values. For ten years she was director of Theos, a Christian think tank in the UK, where she was repeatedly accredited by Best Companies as a 3* (world class) manager, reflecting her commitment to building and leading flourishing, high-performing teams. She spent the first part of her career working at the BBC in television and radio, contributing to programs including Beyond Belief and the Moral Maze, as well as Radio 3 and 4 documentaries. She is motivated by the dearth of real wisdom in public life, by a desire to increase empathy across our deep differences, and the way Christian spirituality can help individuals and societies flourish. She has a masters in theology and the arts and lives in an intentional community in south London.