Fifth London Anglo-Saxon Symposium 2016

London anglo-saxon symposiumAnglo-Scandinavian England 

Saturday, 12 March 2016, Court Room, Senate House 

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, in an interaction that promises to be highly informative and enjoyable for everyone involved.

LASS will take place in the Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.


Standard fee: £12.00

IES/Students/Concessions: £6.00

LASS 2016 is kindly sponsored by The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.

The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

14:15 - 15:00

Registration and welcome

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

15:00 - 16:30

Session 1: Scandinavians in England

Chair: Dr Sara M. Pons-Sanz 

Dr Timothy Bolton (Bloomsbury Auctions):

‘″For Now we See through a Glass, Darkly″ - The Missing Scandinavians of Cnut's England and the ‘Danishness’of his Court’

Prof. Alison Finlay (Birkbeck):

‘London Bridge is Falling Down: Unlikely Viking Adventures of a Future Saint’

Dr Letty Ten Harkel (University of Oxford):

‘How to Be a Viking (or Not): Identities in Anglo-Scandinavian England’

16:30 - 16:50 Tea/Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:50

Session 2: Scandinavian Influence on English Practices

Chair: Prof Richard North

Dr Katrin Thier (Oxford English Dictionary):

‘Viking Ships and Anglo-Saxon England’

Dr Sara Pons-Sanz (Cardiff University):

‘Anglo-Scandinavian Linguistic Contact and its Impact on English’

17:50 - 18:10 Student Performance
18:10 - 19:00 Closing remarks and wine reception

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Enquiries: Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; Email: