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Dr Paul Antony Hayward

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592606

Office Hours:

Michaelmas Term: Mondays and Thursdays between 2 and 3pm

Lent Term: Wednesdays at 2pm and Thursdays at 3pm

PhD supervision

Students of earlier and high medieval Europe who are looking for someone to supervise their dissertations should feel free to initiate discussions about the possibility of coming to Lancaster. Enquiries about the history of historical practice and the uses of classical culture in medieval Europe, especially England between 400 and 1200 are particularly welcome.


Paul Hayward is an historian of communication, historical practice and classical culture in the European Middle Ages, with a geographical and chronological focus on later Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England. He has written about all major historical genres that flourished in this context—hagiography, chronicles and rhetorical histories. He is presently writting two books, one about the genesis and reception of William of Malmesbury's Histories of the English, the other about Bells, Communication and Society in Medieval England. 

In 2011-12, he was a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, USA.

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