Cawson was the Steward at Jordan College. His dæmon had the form of a red setter. Lyra Silvertongue was afraid of Cawson who had beaten her twice.[1]


On the night of Lord Asriel's arrival, Cawson visited the Retiring Room to check whether the Master's poppy and wine were prepared for when he and the Scholars finished eating.[1]

Physical appearance

Cawson had hair which was long enough to cover his ears.[1]


There was an old and established rivalry between the Steward and the Butler, Wren, at Jordan College.[1]



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Jordan College
Locations ChapelCommon RoomHallJordan catacombsJordan LibraryJordan OratoryMaster's LodgingRetiring RoomSheldon BuildingYaxley Quadrangle
Staff Bernie JohansenBillDr CarneCharlesFather HeystMr CawsonMrs LonsdaleP. TrelawneyParslow familyRoger ParslowSub-RectorShuterWerner HammondWren
Occupations ButlerMaster of Jordan CollegeSteward
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