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Gabriel Byng MA, Ph.D

Gabriel  Byng  , MA, Ph.D

Research Fellow, Clare Hall

Director of Studies, Clare College


Gabriel's doctorate concerned the relationship between parish church building and social change in the later Middle Ages. He will be widening the scope of this research to study patterns of authority in the late medieval and early modern parish.


His PhD was supervised by Prof. Paul Binski, with scholarships from the Lightfoot, Ellen McArther and Ochs Trusts. He completed his MA at the Courtauld Institute, where he won the Director's Prize, and his BA at Cambridge. He won the Reginald Taylor and Lord Fletcher Essay Prize in 2014.