History with Lucy Cavendish College

Admissions Director, College Tutor (Undergraduates)

Position in University

Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages

Degrees and Honours

BA (Hons) French

MPhil (Oxford): Renaissance French Literature

PhD (Cambridge): Renaissance French Literature


Victoria Harvey’s research interests lie in 16th century French literature and visual culture. Victoria’s PhD thesis examined satirical representations of the figure of the vieille in French Renaissance poetry; more recent research examines 16th century representations of the 1495 syphilis epidemic.

Victoria is the Admissions Director for Lucy Cavendish College and has previously worked in outreach roles at Robinson College and Trinity Hall.

Course involvement in the University of Cambridge:

FR1: Introduction to French Literature, Linguistics, Film and Thought

FR4: Rethinking the Human: French Literature, Thought and Culture, 1500-1700

FR8: Wondrous forms in the age of Montaigne