- Dr Mark Williams, an Oxford-based Celtic studies student, has been elected to a three-year Research Fellowship from 1st October at Peterhouse.
- Congratulations to Dr David Woodman who has been awarded a British Academy Research Fellowship in the Department.
- The 2008 Clemoes Reading Prize took place on Wednesday, 7 May in the English Faculty Building. The winner was Shem Jarrold (Prelim, 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.
- We are pleased to announce that Mr J. P. Roed, of Tendring, Essex, has made a third generous donation to the Department to assist with the provision of teaching in Scandinavian history in the Viking Age.
- Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Rushforth who has been awarded a six-month early career Research Fellowship at the University of Bologna beginning at the end of January 2008.