London Anglo-Saxon Symposium 2014


15th MARCH 2014

All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London, EC3R 5BJ, 

NB: This event is now fully booked.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list for returns and cancellations, please email

The London Anglo-Saxon Symposium (LASS) aims to provide a forum for the multidisciplinary discussion of Anglo-Saxon topics in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. LASS will bring together internationally renowned experts and interested members of the public, an interaction that promises to be highly informative and enjoyable for everyone involved.

Supported by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at University College London, and the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.

image: walrus ivory plaque, 1000AD: British Museum. From Project Woruldhord, University of Oxford (; © Trustees of the British Museum.


Dr Michael Bintley (Canterbury Christ Church University), who participated in LASS 2013, has very kindly offered to take delegates on a walk around 'Anglo-Saxon' London in the morning. He suggests meeting in front of St Paul's at 11.00am.

Those delegates wishing to go to a nearby pub ( for lunch should contact Dr Sara M. Pons-Sanz ( so that she can make any necessary reservations. Please note that the cost of lunch is not included in the registration fee for LASS 2014.

Click speakers' names below for PDF versions of the paper abstracts.

2.00pm Registration and welcome

Session 1: Conversion to Christianity (Chair: Dr Sara M. Pons-Sanz)

3.45pm Coffee Break

Session 2: (Non-)Christian Culture in Anglo-Saxon England (Chair: Dr Michael Bintley)

5.40pm Student Performances in Response to Old English Poetry (Royal Holloway)
6.00-6.35pm Closure & wine reception


LASS 2014 sponsors:

Enquiries: Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; tel +44 (0) 207 664 4859; Email: