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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

'The World of the Anglo-Saxons: A Journey through the Tenth Century,' by Michael Wood (

14th December 2007, 20:00 to 21:00, Elvet Riverside 201

Michael Wood is an acclaimed television film-maker and presenter, and author of In Search of the Trojan War, In Search of Shakespeare, Domesday Book: A Search for the Roots of England, In Search of the Dark Ages etc.

On 14-17 December Durham University's Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is holding an international conference in honour of the great German scholar of medieval history, Wilhelm Levison. Forced to leave Germany as a Jew in 1939, he spent his last years in Durham, where he wrote his most famous book, England and the Continent in the Eighth Century, and he is buried in the Bow Cemetery in Durham.

To continue the spirit of his work, the conference has taken the theme 'England and the Continent in the Tenth Century'. For those who cannot or do not wish to attend the whole event, the Centre has organised two open lectures detailed below. They will be suitable for all ages and levels of knowledge, and they are both given by distinguished and charismatic specialists in the field.

Tickets £5 for each lecture, £8 for both available at the door or from Event Durham

Tel: 0191 344 2883 or email:

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  • 29th January 2021
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  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)