New Access and Outreach Coordinator appointed
The College is delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Gerrard into his new role as Access & Outreach Coordinator to support Regent’s work with schools and prospective applicants.
Celebrating this appointment, Chair of the Access and Outreach Committee and Director of Studies in History Dr Leif Dixon said, ‘Daniel has extensive prior experience of both access and foundation year work at the universities of Warwick and Oxford Brookes. As our resident tutor in medieval history he also knows Regent’s well and is well placed to communicate its unique benefits to new generations of students. Daniel is as committed as I am to improve our already impressive record of attracting and admitting students from a diverse range of backgrounds which have traditionally been under-represented at Oxford. I look forward to working closely with him to make the Regent’s undergraduate body as representative of wider society as possible.’
Dr Gerrard is a historian of Britain in the high middle ages, with a range of interests spanning ecclesiastical, military, and urban history, and medieval concepts of identity and authority. In conjunction with this new role within the College, Dr Gerrard will continue as Regent’s Lecturer in Medieval History. He is particularly interested in the question of how religious culture and church politics were involved in medieval military culture and practice, and how medieval people understood the role of cities in their society.
As part of Regent’s first ever Giving Day on 25-26 May 2021, Dr Gerrard spoke about his vision for access and outreach work at Regent’s. Watch here.