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Dr Paul Antony Hayward

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Office Hours:

In Lent 2023 Dr Hayward will be holding office hours in person in Bowland B143. These will usually take place on Thursdays between 12noon and 2pm. To arrange an appointment, please get in touch by email.

PhD supervision

Students of later Roman, 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 900 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.

Current Teaching

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