The Department values its alumni and hopes to be able to keep in touch with all of you. Please contact us with your email address and other details if you are not already receiving information from the Department. Suggestions for alumni events in Cambridge or elsewhere would be greatly appreciated.


The 2015 ASNC Alumni Reunion Event

All alumni are invited to this year's reunion on Saturday, 26 September 2015 in the ASNC Common Room. Drinks will be served from 5-7pm and there will be a chance to catch-up and reminisce with staff and students. At 6pm there will be a brief presentation on current research in the Department on manuscripts, in particular work on the Black Book of Carmarthen and its margins that went viral in the news earlier this year. We will also launch the recently-published volume edited by Professor Michael Lapidge on the work of H.M. Chadwick and the early history of the Department. If you would like to attend, please email


Previous Years


The 2014 took place on Saturday, 27 September 2014. It was a chance to catch-up and reminisce with staff and students. There was a short talk on the Department's plans in regards to a sequence of conferences makring the succession of millennial anniversaries of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic significance in the years 2014-2016.


The 2013 event took place on 28 September, 2013. It was a chance to meet up with fellow-students and staff over a pre-dinner drink and see some friendly faces - all were welcome! We also invited some of our current graduates along so alumni could hear a little about the research within the Department and see what the next 'ASNC generation' looks like.


The 2012 event took place on 22 September 2012. Attendees enjoyed a chat over drinks and looked at recent photographs featuring alumni that people had brought along. 'Memories of Old Awake', a video featuring ASNC alumna Dr Emily Lethbridge and her recent work in Iceland was also shown.


The 2011 event took place on 24 September 2011 and was another successful opportunity for people to catch up with each other and find out 'what's new' in ASNC.


Now fully established on the departmental calendar, the 2010 ASNC Alumni Reunion Event was held on Saturday 25th September, 2010, to coincide with the University's Alumni Weekend.


ASNaCs on the terrace at the Sept 2009 Alumni Event
ASNaCs in the evening sun on the terrace at 9 West Road at the reunion-- the 80s
seem but the twinkling of an eye away!

The 2009 event was held on Saturday 26th September for which the Department held an informal drinks reception and reunion for ASNCs from the early 1980s and 1990s as well as the very recent past. We also had music provided by Shem Jarrold (Pembroke, 2007). Thank you to all of you who were able to make the trip back to Cambridge to join us. We hope to see many of you again in the coming years.


The 2008 alumni event was held on Saturday 27th September, to coincide with the University Alumni weekend. The Department hosted an informal drinks reception to the accompaniment of ASNC-inspired/performed music by Hariet Earis (Trinity, 1998). There was also the chance to see some remarkable photographs of Scandinavia taken by James Appleton (Girton, 2004).


The inaugural ASNC alumni event took place on Saturday 22nd September 2007 in the Department. This was the first time many alumni had had the opportunity to see our new home and enjoy the ambience and the ‘ASNC terrace’.