The Old English Yuletide Festival
with Dr Sam Newton
|10:00||Coffee on arrival|
|10:15||The Old English Calendar|
|11:45||The Old English Yuletide Feast (1)|
|14:00||The Old English Yuletide Feast (2)|
|15:15||What has Wayland to do with Christ?|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D at UEA in 1991 and is the author of The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (1993) and The Reckoning of King Rædwald (2003). He has lectured widely around the country as an independent scholar and has contributed to many radio and television programmes, especially Time Team.. He is also a Director of Wuffing Education and an accredited NADFAS lecturer.
Alexander, M., The First Poems in English (Penguin Classics 2008)
Branston, B., The Lost Gods of England (Thames & Hudson 1957, 1974)
Chaney, W.A., The Cult of Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester 1970)
Dunn, M., The Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, c.597–c.700 (London, 2009)
Ellis Davidson, H., The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe (Routledge 1993)
Evans, A., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986)
Sturluson, Snorri, Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway, tr. Lee M. Hollander, American-Scandinavian Foundation (Austin, Texas, 1964)
Hutton, R., The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain (Oxford 1996).
Lee, C., Feasting the Dead: Food and Drink in Anglo-Saxon Burial Rituals (Woodbridge 2007)
Mayr-Harting, H., The Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England, 3rd edn (Philadelphia 1991)
Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald (Redbird 2003)
Orchard, A., Cassell’s Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (London 1997).
Turville-Petre, E.O.G., Myth and Religion of the North – The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia (London 1964)
Please phone or email to check the availability of places. Study Days are £38 per person, which includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the NT exhibition. Once you have reserved your place please send payment to confirm the booking. For your first booking please complete the application form to ensure that we have recorded your contact details correctly.
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
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