Dr Richard Allen
College Archivist and Website Editor
Richard manages the college's archives collections, not only cataloguing them, but also answering enquiries about them, from both inside and outside St Peter's. He also oversees the arrival of new accessions to the archives, be it transfers from offices within the college, or gifts from former members and others. He is the point of contact for the college's works of art, silverware and other chattels.
He is also responsible for maintaining the college website and its various social media feeds.
Prior to arriving at St Peter's, Richard was a Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History at St John's College, Oxford. He has also held positions (both academic and otherwise) at the Université de Caen-Normandie and the U.S. House of Representatives.
He is an Associate Member of the History Faculty, and continues to present and publish regularly on his chosen specialism, the ecclesiastical history of northern France (in particular Normandy) in the High Middle Ages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Trustee of the Oxford Historical Society.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 278958