"Simply the Best"

The College
College Officers
The Principal
College Administrator
Senior Advisor
Travel Awards
Photo Gallery
Lloyd-Trown Bursary
Freshers 2015

The Principal

The Senior TutorDr Charlotte Baker

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The Principal has overall responsibility for the running of the college and represents Lonsdale on many University committees. In particular, they head the team responsible for residence matters and is the main link between junior and senior members.

The Senior Advisor

The Senior Tutor

Laura McGowan

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The Senior Tutor has a general responsibility for student welfare and she is also in charge of the advisory system. You should see her if you wish to change college, transfer to another tutor, or wish to apply for a college loan.


The Dean

The Dean

Richard Austen-Baker

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The Dean is the senior disciplinary officer of the college. But the responsibilities of the Dean also include the safety and security of the college. The Dean will also investigate nuisances of a non-disciplinary nature.


College Administrator/
Assistant Senior Advisor

College AdministratorJuli Shorrock

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The College Administrator is responsible for the organisation of college affairs. If you need advice and you are not sure who to approach please see the college administrator in the first instance. More..


College Residence Officer

College Administrator  Louise Calvert

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The College Residence Officer is responsible for all residential matters in the college.



College Administrator  Dr Keith Davidson

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The Vice-Principal deputises for the Principal in his absence. He is the Chair of the Travel Grant committee.

Assistant Deans

Ben ArcherGina CollinsKate HunterRowan Jackson

Lonsdale's Assistant Deans (from left to right - Ben Archer, Gina Collins, Kate Hunter and Rowan Jackson) live close by to the college and are on hand to assist the Porters. Not only do they deal with discipline, but are happy to have a chat with students to give advice on problems.

You can contact them via their email addresses, the Porters or Juli in the College Office.

College Porters

Arthur Barlow Ben BrotheridgePaul WinderCaron

Lonsdale's four Porters (from left to right - Arthur Barlow; Ben Brotheridge; Paul Winder; and Caron Beale) duties are numerous. Many of these are mundane but essential to the running of the college. So, from time to time, when you really need the porter because you have locked yourself out and you’re wearing nothing but a towel, want a chat or any advice, he will undoubtedly be in the mail room or out on his rounds. Porters are usually the first port of call for the thousdands of questions that you will have regarding the college and the university. They are on duty 24/7 during termtime. If they are not answering their phone then call Security. The porters are here to make your life in Lonsdale as easy as possible. If the porter cannot answer your query, he should know someone who can. Problems relating to maintenance, whether in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or in your flat in general, should be reported online via Planon but if you are unable to access the online service, you can report the problem to the Porter on duty.

Lonsdale Porters

College Licensee/ Designated Premises Supervisor

Louis Pierce

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The bar offers a wide range of beers, spirits and wines and is the centre for many social functions in the college. The DPS manages the licensed bar and liaises with the JCR in the running of social functions.

Lonsdale College, Alexandra Park, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA2 0LJ, United Kingdon. Tel: 44 (0) 1524 592296. lonsdale@lancs.ac.uk