Shuter was the Porter at Jordan College. He was quite old, and had a young assistant.[1] It is possible that this young assistant was Bill who was the Porter by the time Lyra Silvertongue was 20.[2]


Shuter brought Lord Asriel's cases of specimens from the Lodge to the Retiring Room. Lord Asriel made it look as if Shuter had knocked over the carafe of Tokay.[1] When he got too old to perform his duty as Porter to check the stonework and the lead on the roofs, he gave a roof key to Lyra Silvertongue in exchange for her help with this task.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Northern Lights, Chapter 1
  2. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 7
  3. Lyra's Oxford, page 1
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
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