Nicholas Thomas (‘Tom’) Wright, a native of Northumberland, took a ‘double first’ in classics and theology from Oxford before completing his doctorate on Pauline theology. He taught New Testament for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities, and worked in various ordained roles, before becoming successively Dean of Lichfield in 1994, Canon of Westminster in 2000, and Bishop of Durham in 2003. Since 2010 he has been Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over 80 books and hundreds of articles, and has broadcast frequently on radio and TV. He is married to Maggie and they have four children and five grandchildren.