There were eight entrants in this years competition, reading a mixuture of Old English, Medieval Irish and Latin passages. The 2008 winner was Shem Jarrold (Prelim to Part I, Pembroke), who read a section of the Medieval Irish text A Mór Maigne Moige Síuil (or, On the loss of a pet goose). This year there were two special recognition prizes awarded to Hannah Dyson (Part II, Pembroke) who performed a musical adaptation of Wulf and Eadwacer, and to Alexander Whiscombe (Part I, Pembroke) who delivered a ‘spirited’ preformance of The Life of St Samson of Dol.
Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part. Please use the link below to view the programme for the 2008 event and read the passages performed: