I’m Hannah Swithinbank.
I’m a thinker, researcher and writer with a tendency to be enthusiastic and opinionated. I like to make connections with people and ideas to create potentially interesting cocktails.
By day, I’m a theologian for a Christian relief and development charity. I work on applied theology in relation to poverty alleviation, development and disaster response and examine how the Christian faith should shape these practices, theologically and ethically. I have a PhD and MLitt in Ancient History,and an MA in History from the University of St Andrews. I wrote my thesis on the discursive construction of the Roman constitution.
By night (and at weekends) I read a lot of books, watch a lot of films, and spend a lot of time investigating what’s on in London’s various cultural haunts. I have an unhealthy attachment to the success of Andy Murray in Grand Slams and the San Francisco Giants baseball team. I like to let my brain wind down by spending time practicing photography and improving my cookery skills. In my remaining spare time I explore coffee shops and flail enthusiastically at amusing and geeky things. My blog covers all of the things I care about.