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Mr Richard Partington

Subject History
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2007
Position Senior Tutor
Department Tutorial Office


Richard Partington is Senior Tutor, Senior Admissions Tutor and Director of Studies in History (Part II). He lectures on Medieval Britain in the Cambridge History Faculty, and writes and broadcasts on British politics, war, law and crime in the fourteenth century, especially during the rule of Edward III (1327-77). He is currently writing a history of the state in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England. As Senior Tutor of Churchill 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. Richard chairs Cambridge University policy committees on student welfare and finance, and on the research underpinning student selection. He also sits on the University's Press and Assessment Board, which maintains its primary commercial interests, and chairs the standards committee of the exam board OCR. Richard 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. He has been a regular commentator in the national debate on education, access and social mobility.

College positions


Director of Studies — History (Part II)


Senior Admissions Tutor


Senior Tutor