Margaret Coombe is a Lecturer in History at Harris Manchester College and Study Skills Tutor based Harris Manchester College and at Lady Margaret Hall. Her edition of Reginald of Durham's Latin Life of St Godric of Finchale for OMT, has been submitted to OUP and she is now begining work on a simlar edition of the Life of St Oswald, King in England. She teaches undergraduate history British paper I but her main teaching is to undergraduates and postgraduates in all essay-based disciplines in study skills and in all subjects in time management and work methods.
My main research is based around the writing of Reginald of Durham and the historical and cultural context within which he was writing. I have submitted to the publishers my edition and translation of his 'Life' of St Godric of Finchale and am now beginning a similar edition of the Life of St Oswald of Northumbria.
I have taught the periods 300 to 1485 to undergraduates but my main teaching focus is on study skills such as essay writing, exam prep, work scheduling and so on. I am also engaged to a limited extent in the widening of access to Oxford for students from non-traditional backgrounds and schools.
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I would be willing to hear from potential DPhil students regarding Religious or/and Anglo Saxon history