Dr. Malcolm Polstead was a scholar at the University of Oxford in Lyra's world.


As a child, Malcom lived with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. One night, he helped Lord Asriel visit Godstow Priory to visit his daughter Lyra when she was just a baby.

In his adult life, he obtained a doctorate. Lyra wrote him a letter, asking him for advice about writing her dissertation.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Polstead is eleven in La Belle Sauvage when Lyra is an infant. This makes him around 26 when he appears in Lyra's Oxford
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lyra's Oxford
  3. Once Upon a Time in the North

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