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The Principal

Professor Paul Layzell

Paul Layzell


Professor Paul Layzell (BA (Econ), MSc, PhD, FBCS, CEng, FHEA) became Principal of Royal Holloway in August 2010.

"As Principal of one of the UK’s leading universities I would like to welcome you to Royal Holloway, University of London.

Here, through the teaching skills of our academics, the strength of their research and the unique feel and culture of our campus community, our students can achieve amazing things and reach their highest potential.

Royal Holloway is privileged to be home to some of the world’s leading authorities in science, the arts, management, economics and law, and the egalitarian spirit of our two founders lives on; at Royal Holloway you’re as likely to bump into an internationally recognised researcher in one of our coffee shops as you are to meet them in the classroom.

We are proud of the economic, social and cultural contribution we make locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We collaborate with institutions,companies, NGOs and governments around the world to advance knowledge and help change our world for the better by tackling some of the biggest challenges we face today. Throughout our website you can see the achievements of academics and get a sense of some of the work they’re undertaking.

The College has a rich and diverse history and we are committed to building on that heritage to provide a 21st century campus that meets the modern needs of people studying, working and living here.

Everyone who comes onto campus talks about the unique feel of Royal Holloway. Our iconic, Grade 1 listed building, leafy spaces and contained 135 acre campus set the scene for a College that is a genuine community. I hope to welcome you here soon."

Professor Paul Layzell
Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London


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