Workshop to explore Old English

MEMBERS of the public are being invited by Sheffield University students to take part in a project tomorrow, which will explore the language and culture of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Tomorrow’s event at the Jessop West Exhibition Space, on Upper Hanover Street ,will run from 10am until noon. At that event, people will be able to join in workshops on Old English and talk about that period in history.

English student Faye Guest, 22, said: “Old English language is still very much present today, from place names, to river names and the way in which we speak, and so we’re very keen to showcase this to the public.”

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Dr Rebecca Fisher, a leading expert on Old English, added: “The event is a chance for members of the public to see what the students are working on, and for the community and students to work together to share their knowledge of this thrilling historical period.

“Magical charms, worship, the Old English language, sixth-century living conditions and an Anglo-Saxon crime scene are just a few of things visitors can expect to experience.”

The event is free but places should be reserved online at