What’s your earliest memory?
Falling in love with my first teacher
What do you wish they’d taught you at school, but didn’t?
That to love my neighbour as myself requires me to first love myself
Ignore what you’re doing now – if you could do any job in the world, what would it be?
A commentator for Test Match Special.
Of all the places you’ve been in your life, which would you recommend to a stranger?
Gaga refugee camp on the Chad/Darfur border to be inspired by the courage and hunger for education of the Sudanese refugees and the depth of the hospitality given to them by their Chadian hosts.
If you could pass one new law tomorrow, what would it be and why?
Stop holiday companies and airlines increasing their charges during school holidays.
You can invite three people – living or dead, from any period – round for dinner. Who are they and why?
Oliver Cromwell to find out what he thinks of Britain in the 21st century, Luciano Pavarotti to sing to us and Miranda Hart to keep us all amused.
If you were stuck on Death Row, what would you pick for your final meal?
Anything with wheat or gluten in it because, being coeliac, it would keep me in the toilet with diarrhoea for the next few days.
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
How do you relax?
Make a curry every Saturday evening for my family.
What’s your greatest fear?
Being found out as a fraud.
What was the last little treat you bought for yourself, or someone else?
Lunch with a colleague.
If you had to give up something tomorrow, what would you find it hardest to live without?
Faith in the goodness of God and of other people.
If you could leap forward to the year 2050, what would you expect, or hope, to find there?
That we’d still not won the Eurovision song contest.
What is your favourite film of all time?
Shooting Dogs. It is an incredibly moving and true story of the triumph of good over evil.
What is your favourite book of all time?
To Change The World by James Davison Hunter. It is a brilliant exposition of how to relate to 21st century culture.
What is your favourite album of all time?
‘Various Positions’ by Leonard Cohen because it includes the moving songs Dance Me To The End Of Love, If It Be Your Will and Hallelujah.
Which websites do you value the most?
newphilanthropycapital.wordpress.com – always got something interesting to say about the times in which we live.
What is your favourite restaurant in Aylesbury?
The Healthy Living Centre.
Which person in the public eye would you most like to meet?
Jeremy Clarkson but only to apologise for leaving him on the floor when he fainted next to me whilst we were recording Songs of Praise as teenagers (I don’t think he’s been the same since).
What do you go out of your way to avoid?
Top Gear. Sorry Jeremy, I can’t stand it.
Tell us a joke.
The proposed cap on tax relief for charitable donations – every time anyone mentions it, I laugh at the thought that it could be a serious government proposal.