Old English Masterclass

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Old English Masterclass

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  • Full Price: £185.00 Member: £157.00 Other concessions available

Join our introduction to Old English and encounter the language of the Anglo-Saxons

Course dates: Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 April

Times: 10.30 – 17.00

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Explore Old English in its cultural context and develop skills in analysing and drawing meaning from set texts through accessible exercises and close reading.

Trace the journey of the English language and explore the perils and pleasures of studying a dead language which only survives in a limited number of manuscripts. We’ll study short sections of prose in Old English and, as our confidence grows, transition to verse, in particular short passages from the epic masterpiece Beowulf. Rather than attempting to learn tables of grammar, we’ll give you a sense of its intricacies by using texts which have an attached glossary, allowing you to unpick the dynamics of an inflected language like Old English, that is, to appreciate the musical richness of the original, while also giving you a sense of its meaning.


Name: Old English Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £157.00
Senior 60+: £167.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Friend of the British Library: £157.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546