Alan Ruston was editor of the Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society (UK) 1988-2012, twice president of the Society, and is currently a Vice-President. He has had published numerous books and articles on British Unitarian and dissenting history over a period of forty-five years. His most recent book is On the Side of Liberty A Unitarian Historical Miscellany, Lindsey Press, 2016. Alan has written specifically on the subject for family historian--My Ancestor was an English Presbyterian/ Unitarian, published by the Society of Genealogists in London.
An active Unitarian, Alan has held many posts within the movement. He is currently Chairman of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, and a well-known writer and speaker within British Unitarianism. He is a retired civil servant and lives near Watford in Hertfordshire.