Victoria Hoyle holds an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York (2006) and an MA in Medieval History and English Literature from the University of St. Andrews (2005). Her historical research focused on marginalised communities in 12th and 13th century England, specifically on the economic and social status of Jewish women. It was during her MA course that she first encountered work with archives which lured her away from a career as a medievalist.
Between 2006-2010 she worked at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York while studying for a PGDip in Archives Management with the University of Aberystwyth (2010). In 2010 she joined City of York Council as Archivist (Civic and Public Records) and now works part-time in the role of City Archivist. She is responsible for co-managing the Archives and Local History service and for delivering major projects, including the Heritage Lottery funded Gateway to History project. Her interest in archives stems from a desire to engage wider public audiences with the past through contact with documentary heritage.