Marie Lovatt

Dr Marie Lovatt


  • Position Emeritus Fellow
  • Department Faculty of History
  • Email
  • Phone number 01223 367857

Marie is an ecclesiastical historian. She taught History and mediaeval Latin for the University from 1974-2013 and joined Wolfson as Fellow and Tutor in 1981. Marie has published two books for the OUP/British Academy on Archbishops Roger (1154-1181) and Geoffrey (1189-1212) of York.

Marie Lovatt

Marie did her BA  and AKC at King’s College London (1965-1968) and her PhD at Girton College, Cambridge (1968-1974).

Although Marie continues to dabble happily in mediaeval history in her spare time, and to write occasional reviews for learned journals, she now works primarily for her local RC church, where she is a Eucharistic Minister and a joyfully active member of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. 

Her husband Roger is now Emeritus Fellow and archivist of Peterhouse, and their son Edmund is a deputy headmaster in Kenya.

Marie has held the following positions at Wolfson:

  • Fellow and Tutor (1981-1994 and 2004-2011)
  • Acting Senior Tutor for 3 months (1986)
  • Senior Fellow (2009-2011)
  • Director of Studies in History (1982-2008)
  • Emeritus Fellow (2011-present)