top of page


Anne has had a life-long interest in history and the religions of the world. This led to studying both topics for her first Degree and later for her Doctorate.


For many years she was Adviser in Inter Religious Relations with the Church of England. She was also Vice Moderator of the World Council of Churches in Geneva and has sat on numerous advisory bodies for Inter Religious Relations.


For several years she co-organised a Youth Exchange Programme for young Jews, Christians and Muslims between Jerusalem and East London and in recognition of her work in inter-religious relations was made a Lay Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral.


She is a Visiting Lecturer at various universities and regularly lectures throughout the UK and on cruise ships. Anne is also an accredited lecturer with the National Association of Fine Arts Societies and is author of several short books including From the Medes to the Mullahs: a history of Iran and The Holy Roman Empire: power politics and papacy. Read more about Anne here.

Sample lectures

  • From the Medes to the Mullahs: a history of Iran

  • A History of the Arabian Peninsula A History of Islam

  • The Role of Women in Islam

  • Rhodes and the Knights of St John

  • The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire

  • The Holy Roman Empire: Power, Politics and the Papacy

  • The Magnificence of the Mughals

  • Caravaggio and the Knights of St John

  • The Many Faces of Hinduism

  • The Legacy of Martin Luther

  • The Path of the Buddha

  • The Sacred Soul of India

  • The Story of the Cathars

  • The Spanish Inquisition

Canon Dr Anne Davison
bottom of page