Professor Maurice Whitehead
Professor Emeritus (Arts & Humanities)
College of Arts and Humanities
Telephone: (01792) 602279

Professor Maurice Whitehead was educated at the University of Durham, qualified as a secondary school teacher at the University of Cambridge and taught at Wimbledon College, London, from 1976 until 1987. In 1984, he completed his doctorate in educational history and was appointed to a lectureship in Education at the University of Hull in 1987 and to a senior lectureship there in 1995. He was appointed Professor of Education at Swansea in 2000. In 2004, following the closure of the University's Department of Education, he moved to the Department of History (now History and Classics) to pursue his teaching and research.

Professor Whitehead is a member of MEMO, Swansea's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research.


  1. English Jesuit Education: Expulsion, Suppression, Survival and Restoration, 1762–1803. Farnham: Ashgate.
  2. & ‘In Paradise and among Angels’: Music and Musicians at St Omers English Jesuit College, 1593–1721. Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis 61(1/2), 57-82.
  3. 'Superior to the Rudest Shocks of Adversity': English Jesuit Education and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688–1832. In Hilton, Mary and Shefrin, Jill (Ed.), Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices. (pp. 131-146). Farnham: Ashgate.
  4. 'Henry More SJ, Historia missionis anglicanae Societatis Iesu (1660)'. In Paul Begheyn, Bernard Deprez, Rob Faesen and Leo Kenis (Ed.), Jesuit Books in the Low Countries 1540–1773: a selection from the Maurits Sabbe Library. Leuven: Peeters.
  5. & ‘Bologna: A Springboard to a University’s Student-employability and Internationalisation Agendas. A Case Study of Swansea University, Wales'. In Eric Froment, Jürgen Kohler, Lewis Purser and Lesley Wilson (Ed.), EUA Bologna Handbook: Making Bologna Work. Stuttgart and Berlin: RAABE Academic Press.