Dr Helen Spencer elected Assessor
Dr Helen Spencer, Exeter College Fellow in English, has been elected Assessor for the proctorial year 2012-13. She will take up office in the spring of 2012.
The colleges of the University of Oxford elect the Assessor on a rota basis. The role was established in 1960 to support the long-standing roles of Senior and Junior Proctors. The Proctors and Assessor are available if students wish to consult them in confidence for help, information, or advice about University matters or any other matters outside the sphere of their college advisers. The Assessor has no disciplinary role but has an especial concern for University policies on student health, welfare, and financial issues.
Dr Spencer teaches literature of the medieval period and the history of the English language. Her subject of research is medieval religious prose and the history of the Church in the 14th and 15th centuries.