Beryl Smalley, FBA (3 June 1905–6 April 1984) was a British historian and academic. She is best known for her work, The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages, originally published around 1940, but revised many times.
She was a tutor in History (1943 to 1969) and vice-principal (1957 to 1969) of St Hilda's College, Oxford. One of her more notable pupils was the internationally respected historian on mid-Tudor England, Jennifer Loach, a Tutorial Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford.
In 1963, Smalley was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. In 1985, a Festschrift was published in her honour. It was titled Bible in the medieval world: essays in memory of Beryl Smalley and it was edited by Katherine Walsh and Diana Wood.
- The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages, 1940 (3rd ed. 1983)
- Historians in the Middle Ages, 1974, Thames and Hudson, ISBN 0-684-14121-3
- The Becket Conflict and the Schools: a Study of Intellectuals in Politics in the Twelfth Century, 1973
- The Gospels in the Schools, c. 1100 – c. 12801985
- Studies in Medieval Thought and Learning from Abelard to Wyclif
- English friars and antiquity in the early fourteenth century, 1960
- Exempla in the commentaries of Stephen Langton, 1933
- Medieval exegesis of wisdom literature : essays by Beryl Smalley; edited by Roland E. Murphy. 1986
- Studies in medieval thought and learning : from Abelard to Wyclif, 1981
- "SMALLEY, Beryl". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
- "Jennifer Loach - obituary". The Times. 5 May 1995.
- Walsh, Katherine; Wood, Diana, eds. (1985). The Bible in the Medieval World: Essays in Memory of Beryl Smalley. Oxford: Ecclesiastical History Society. ISBN 978-0631142751.
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