A professor at Jordan College whose area of expertise seems to be the North. Jotham Santelia, the scholar held by the bears at Svalbard, suggests that the Palmerian Professor is a self-important upstart who actually conducts shoddy research, but this accusation is questionable given Jotham Santelia’s compromised mental state. The Palmerian Professor does seem full of himself.
The Palmerian Professor Character Timeline in The Golden Compass
The timeline below shows where the character The Palmerian Professor appears in The Golden Compass. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...that she heard the name in the Retiring Room. She tries to remember what the Palmerian Professor said about Iofur. Iorek says that if the bears have Lord Asriel, he's never getting... (full context)
...University of Gloucester. When he hears that Lyra is from Oxford, he asks if the Palmerian Professor is still there and accuses him of plagiary. Lyra lies and says that the Palmerian... (full context)