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Dr Paul Antony Hayward

Senior Lecturer

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Office Hours:

Michaelmas Term 2020: Mondays at 4–6pm via MS Teams.

Lent Term 2021: Tuesdays at 4–6pm via MS Teams.

Please contact me by email to arrange an appointment.

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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