PODCAST #4 – The Bishop of Colchester: Science + Creativity In Lockdown

Essex 2020 podcast featuring the Bishop of Colchester

The Essex 2020 podcast

In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity.  In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future. 

There is more information on how you can get involved in Essex 2020 at Essex2020.com and at the end of the podcast.

In this episode: The Bishop of Colchester



The Right Reverend Roger Morris has been Bishop of Colchester since 2014 – 10 years since he was first ordained into the Anglican clergy. An outspoken campaigner against inequality and social injustice, Roger has played an active role in championing youth services, Essex cultural life and environmental activism. 

Roger is a member of the Essex 2020 Strategic Board, whose role is to set the direction for the programme and to ensure that any investment is working towards ambitions to celebrate science and creativity, tell the story of imagination and innovation in Essex and to create and extend collaborations and partnerships between business, education and communities. 

Richard talks to Bishop Roger about life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and why Essex 2020 is needed more than ever to show Essex at its best and to ‘feed our soul’ with creativity and curiosity.


Useful links

Diocese of Chelmsford

Bishop of Colchester (Wikipedia) 

Bishop of Colchester (Twitter) 

The Shawshank Redemption‘ – record player scene (YouTube)

The Brill Building (Wikipedia)

Loch Arkaig Osprey Cam (Woodland Trust)

Barn Owl Cam (Essex Wildlife Trust)


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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative. 

This is an always possible podcast.

The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts