Old English Riddles and the Dream of the Rood
with Dr Sam Newton
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15-11.15||Introducing the Old English riddles|
|11.30-12.30||Riddles soluble and insoluble|
|14:00-15.00||The Dream of the Rood |
|15:15-16.15||The Dream of the Rood |
After early experiences in archaeology, Sam Newton graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first in English Literature in 1983. His Ph.D for research into the Old English epic of Beowulf, supervised by Professor Michael Lapidge at the Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic at the University of Cambridge, was awarded in 1991. The thesis provided the basis for his book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, published in 1993 (with D.S. Brewer) and now in its 3rd print-run.
He has been researching the history of the East Anglian kingdom and working as a free lance tutor in Early Medieval Studies (Old English and Viking Literature, Language, History, & Archaeology) for nearly twenty years. He is currently working on a book about the history of King Rædwald.
For further information on his work, see Dr Newton’s Wuffings’ Web site at www.wuffings.co.uk.
Alexander, M., The Earliest English Poems (Penguin 1966)
Alexander, M., Old English Literature (Macmillan 1983)Mitchell, B., & F.Robinson, A Guide to Old English (Blackwell 1986-2001)
Please phone or email to check the availability of places and then send the application form and a cheque for £35, payable to Wuffing Education to:
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
(tel : 01394 386498)