Dame Hannah Relf was the head of St Sophia's College. Her dæmon had the form of a marmoset.[1]


Hannah Relf first met Lyra Silvertongue before dinner in the Master's lodging at Jordan College, which she attended with Marisa Coulter, a member of St Sophia's.[2]

Some time later they met again in the same dining room, and Hannah proposed that Lyra become a pupil at St Sophia's School.[3]

Physical appearance

Hannah Relf was an elderly lady who had grey hair.[1]

Abilities and skills

  • Alethiometrist: Hannah was considered to be one of the best scholars in the field of alethiometry.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 3
  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 38

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