Old English Masterclass

Weekend masterclass: -
Two learners study some text

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Encounter the language of the Anglo-Saxons

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Course dates: Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 March 10.30 – 17.00

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. Study short sections of prose in Old English and, as your confidence grows, transition to verse, in particular short passages from the epic masterpiece Beowulf. Rather than attempting to learn tables of grammar, gain 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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When: -
Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £185.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Disabled: £157.00
Senior (60+): £167.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546