Lindy Moore

"to her, the quintessence of things was revealed only in art, especially literature, and above all in poetry."

In 1903, Spens and Margaret Watson had founded Laurel Bank School for Girls in Glasgow, the first school to be founded by Scottish women graduates. Three years later Spens had been appointed assistant lecturer in the English department at Glasgow University and in 1909 she was appointed tutor to the women students in arts. In 1911, she was appointed a tutor in English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she remained for twenty-five years, latterly as an emeritus Fellow.

Her later publications include An Essay on Shakespeare's Relation to Tradition (1916), Elizabethan Drama (1922) and Spenser's Faerie Queene: an Interpretation (1934).