Sheffield u3a

Anglo-Saxon for Beginners

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Coordinator:
Roger Ellis   Tel: 07783 357239
Group email: Anglo-Saxon for Beginners group
When: Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
2.30 to 3.30
Venue: Zoom

Old English was the first European vernacular to have a fully developed literature, and its deliberate mix of Germanic heroic traditions and Latin Christian ones makes for a very distinctive and different literary experience.
We would use Bruce Mitchell and Fred C. Robinson's 'A Guide to Old English' (copies are readily available) as our course text, and might supplement it with S.A.J. Bradly's Everyman's Classics translation of Anglo-Saxon Poetry.
The group meets from 2.30 to 3.30 pm on Wednesday afternoons, fortnightly, on Zoom.
Eventually we may hope to meet in one another's houses.