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Beowulf and Sutton Hoo

Photo by Sam Newton

with Dr Sam Newton

at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday 5th April, 2008

A study-day exploring the ways in which the archaeology of Sutton Hoo reveals the reality of the heroic world of the Old English epic of Beowulf and how the splendid language of the epic brings to life the bare bones of the archaeology.

Provisional Programme
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 The Golden World of Beowulf  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.30 Beowulf and Pre-Christian Burial-Rites  
  12.30 Lunch break  
  14:00 The Royal Rite of Ship-Funeral  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 Beowulf and the Wuffings  
  16:15 Close  

About Dr Sam Newton

Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at the University of East Anglia in 1991 and published his first book, The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia, in 1993, which has been reprinted three times since. He has lectured widely around the country as a free-lance scholar and has also contributed to many television and radio programmes. His latest book, The Reckoning of King Rædwald, was published in 2003. He is currently a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

Alexander, M. (tr.), Beowulf: A Glossed Text (Penguin Classics 1995, 2000)
Bruce-Mitford, R., Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (Gollancz 1974)
Bjork, R.E., & J.D.Niles (eds), A Beowulf Handbook (Nebraska University 1997, 1998)
Evans, A.C., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986)
Garmonsway, G., & J.Simpson, Beowulf and Its Analogues (Dent 1968, 1980)
Heaney, S. (tr.), Beowulf (Faber & Faber 1999)
Lee, S. D., & E. Solopova, The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
Mitchell, B., & F.Robinson (eds), Beowulf (Blackwell 1998)
Newton, S., The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (Brewer 1993, 1994, 1999, 2004)
Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald (Redbird 2003)
Orchard, A., A Critical Companion to Beowulf (Brewer 2003)
Plunkett, S.J., Suffolk in Anglo-Saxon Times (Tempus 2005)

Bookings

Please phone or email to check the availability of places and then send the application form and a cheque for £38, payable to Wuffing Education to:

Wuffing Education,
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
(tel : 01394 386498)

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