Award-winning historian moves from Cambridge to leadership post at University of Lincoln

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An internationally acclaimed Egyptologist and author has joined the senior leadership team at the University of Lincoln.

Professor Toby Wilkinson has been appointed as 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.

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.

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.”

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.”