Thursday, 16 October 2014

Festival of Ideas, October 22‒25

One week into the new term, it's time to announce the first big ASNC event of the year. This is our now traditional involvement with the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, an annual exploration of the arts, humanities and social sciences where we take the opportunity to share some of our interests with the public. In keeping with this year's theme ('Curating Cambridge: our cities, our stories, our stuff'), several of the events will have a local focus.

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd October, Philip Dunshea will get things up and running with a talk, 'A tour of Cambridge and its surroundings before the University'. Dr Dunshea will try to get from London to the centre of Cambridge at the beginning of the seventh century, looking along the way at how early medieval authors wrote about the surrounding landscapes, and introducing some traces which survive out in the fields of South Cambridgeshire today. 22nd October, 67 p.m., Room G-R06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Road



Then on Saturday afternoon, Dr Debby Banham  will pick up where Dr Dunshea left off, with a Walking Tour of Early Medieval Cambridge. Dr Banham's tour comes highly recommended, and will cover some of the exciting finds archaeologists have made in Cambridge in recent years.
Saturday 25 October: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday 25 October: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
25 October, 13 p.m., Meeting in Foyer of English Faculty, 9 West Road. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for the weather!


Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for the weather. - See more at: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/walking-tour-early-medieval-cambridge#sthash.g4toabbx.dpuf
Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for the weather. - See more at: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/walking-tour-early-medieval-cambridge#sthash.g4toabbx.dpuf
On the same day, the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic will host a series of talks and interactive sessions, many of them aimed at children. These will run the whole day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning and ending with some medieval story-telling performances. In between, there will be an introductions to medieval writing, the world of the vikings, crime and punishment in medieval Iceland, and the role of genealogies in the early middle ages. It looks like a rich and very entertaining programme; for full details, see the Festival of Ideas guide which you can download here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the department!

Faculty of English, 9 West Road

Meet in Foyer of English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP - See more at: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/walking-tour-early-medieval-cambridge#sthash.JJzme3oT.dpuf
Meet in Foyer of English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP - See more at: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/walking-tour-early-medieval-cambridge#sthash.JJzme3oT.dpuf
Saturday 25 October: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday 25 October: 1:00pm - 3:00pm



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