Richard Partington is Senior Tutor, Senior Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies in History (Part II). He is an historian of late-medieval British politics, war, law and crime, with a particular interest in the fourteenth century and especially the rule of Edward III (1327-77). He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students and lectures in the Cambridge History Faculty. As Senior Tutor he is responsible for the admission, education and welfare of students, in which he is assisted by the College's Tutors and Directors of Studies, and the Fellowship more widely. He is one of the University's most experienced Admissions Tutors, and chairs its policy committees on student selection and outreach. He passionately believes in facilitating social mobility through access to university, and is equally committed to maintaining the highest academic standards; indeed he believes that these two objectives go hand-in-hand.