- Senior Fellow, Wolfson College
- CTO, CU Faculty of History
Marie was an undergraduate at King’s College, London, where she obtained a BA Hons in History and an AKC in Theology in 1968. She went on to Girton College, Cambridge, where she studied under Professor Christopher Cheney and Dr Marjorie Chibnall, taking her PhD in 1974. Since then, she has supervised continuously in the Faculty of History and in Mediaeval Latin.
In 1981 she became a tutor at Wolfson College where – from 1982-2008 – she also directed studies in History. Her tutorial employment at Wolfson has been in two stages: from 1981-1994, and again from 2004-2011. In the middle, she looked after elderly parents and published two books for the Oxford University Press in the British Academy English Episcopal Acta series: The Career and Administration of Archbishop Roger of York (1154-1181), and The Career and Administration of Archbishop Geoffrey of York 1189-1212. She has also published work on the court of Henry II and on St William of York.
Her other interests are music and the Church. She is married to Dr Roger Lovatt (Peterhouse) and they have a son, Edmund, who is a teacher.