31st May 2017, 12:26pm
Award-winning historian joins senior team at Lincoln
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Toby Wilkinson An internationally acclaimed Egyptologist and author has joined the senior leadership team at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Professor Toby Wilkinson has been appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lincoln. He moves from the University of Cambridge where he was most recently Director of International Strategy and Head of the International Strategy Office.

As Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lincoln, he is a member of the University’s Senior Leadership Team and will take a leading role in realising the ambitions set out in the University's new strategic plan.

Professor Toby Wilkinson said: “Lincoln is recognised across the UK higher education sector as a bold, ambitious and innovative university which is forging its own path, and in doing so blazing a trail for others. It has a strong sense of identity anchored in its home city and a deep commitment to serving the needs of society, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of its development.”

Recognised as one of the leading Egyptologists of his generation, Toby Wilkinson is the prize-winning author of 10 books. He has lectured on Ancient Egypt throughout the UK and overseas and was the consultant for the BBC’s ground-breaking documentary on the building of the Great Pyramid. His book The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, was named by The Times, The Sunday Times, BBC History Magazine and The Washington Post as one of the history books of the year, and won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the best popular history of 2010.

He read Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, graduating with First Class Honours and winning the University’s Thomas Mulvey Prize. He then took his PhD at Cambridge, where he subsequently held the prestigious Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology. After two years at Durham University as a Leverhulme Trust Special Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, he returned to Cambridge in 1999. Toby has been a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge since 2003. Prior to joining the International Strategy Office, he was Development Director at Clare College Cambridge and additionally served as Chairman of the Cambridge Colleges Development Group.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to welcome Toby to the University of Lincoln.  He brings stature and strengths as an academic and as a leader which will enhance our senior team enormously.”
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