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    Dr Andrew Spencer

    01223 762233
    Murray Edwards College
    University of Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Admissions Tutor



    It's a privilege to work at Murray Edwards, to go out and tell ambitious and high-achieving young women that Murray Edwards is a place where they can succeed and become the leading women of tomorrow.

    Degrees and honours

    • BA (hons)
    • PhD (Cantab)

    Research interests 

    Politics, power and the constitution in medieval England, especially the 13th and 14th centuries.


    Dr Spencer was born and educated in Sussex and attended King's College, London, before coming to Cambridge to study Medieval History at Peterhouse. His PhD on the English nobility in the reign of Edward I was supervised by Professor Christine Carpenter, then a fellow of New Hall. After working as a speech writer and researcher for an MP, he returned to Cambridge as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the British Academy at Corpus Christi College. He then moved to Christ's to become Admissions Tutor in 2013 and started at Murray Edwards in September 2016. He lives in Huntingdon with his wife, two children and cocker spaniel.


    Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England: the earls and Edward I, 1272-1307, (Cambridge University Press, 2013).