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David Runciman


PhD in History, Fitzwilliam College (2015-)

MPhil in Medieval History, Fitzwilliam College (2014-2015)

BA in History, University of East Anglia (2010-2013)

Research Interests

I am interested in the development, dissemination, and effect of theological ideas in the central medieval period.

PhD thesis: ‘Pastoral care according to the bishops of England and Wales, c.1170-1228’


  • Medieval British History

Key Publications

‘The sermons of Bartholomew, bishop of Exeter (1161-84)’, Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Âge 86 (2019)

‘Bishop Bartholomew of Exeter (d. 1184) and the heresy of astrology’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (published online 2018, forthcoming in print)