Professor Lesley Smith studied at the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies, Toronto. She is Professor of Medieval Intellectual History, Senior Tuto at Harris Manchester College, and Fellow and Tutor in Politics. She teaches for the History and Theology Faculties. She is co-convenor of the third year. Special subject on St Francis and St Clare. She convenes the graduate Medieval Church and Culture Seminar and is part of the steering group for the Mst in Medieval Studies.
Her research interests include the history of ideas, particularly the medieval period. Her current work is on the medieval treatment of the Ten Commandments.
Professor Lesley Smith is a member of the Oxford Medieval Studies Steering Committee.