Dr Martin J Hodson
is now Visiting Researcher in Environmental Biology, Oxford Brookes University
, UK, having been on the staff since 1989. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Human Sciences
at the University of Oxford. His research interests include plant mineral relations (particularly focussing on silicon and aluminium), archaeology and palaeoecology. He has over 90 publications
, mostly in international scientific journals, and in 2012 he co-authored a major plant science text book, Functional Biology of Plants
. Martin is Operations Manager for the John Ray Initiative (JRI
) an educational charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understanding of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action. He has been involved in issues of faith and environment since 1990, and is Principal Tutor for Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES
). This is a distance-learning course that is jointly run by JRI and A Rocha UK
, and is validated by Ripon College, Cuddesdon
nr. Oxford, UK.
Revd Margot R Hodson
is priest-in-charge of the benefice of Haddenham, Cuddington, Kingsey & Aston Sandford. See St Mary's, Haddenham.
She was previously Chaplain of Jesus College
, Oxford, UK. Her active involvement in nature conservation let her towards her first degree in geography. On graduating, she taught geography in comprehensive schools, before leaving to read theology, where she specialised in the Jewish biblical studies and environmental theology. After several years in lay ministry, Margot was ordained as a minister in the Church of England in 2001. She has a lifelong interest in the environment and is a Theological Adviser for JRI
. Margot is the JRI representative on the board of A Rocha UK
. She has taught environmental ethics at Oxford Brookes University
. Margot has published several books including A Feast of Seasons
, a book about Biblical festivals, 'The Place of Environmental Theology
, a guide for seminaries, colleges and universities' (an edited volume with John Weaver) and Cherishing the Earth
(with Martin Hodson).