Scholars whose research brings them temporarily to Cambridge, or who feel that their research would benefit from spending time visiting the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, are welcome to apply for Visiting Scholar status. Further information is available from the Society for Visiting Scholars.

What we can offer Visiting Scholars

  • Access to most ASNC undergraduate lectures, classes and seminars
  • Reading and borrowing rights at the English Faculty Library
  • Reading rights at the University Library
  • Invitations to Departmental events, such as guest speaker lectures
  • Membership of the Society for Visiting Scholars

What we can't offer Visiting Scholars

  • University membership
  • College membership
  • Accommodation
  • Financial assistance


The normal length of appointment is between three and twelve months.
Please note that during Easter Term (April to June) there will not be a full timetable of lectures, and during the summer research period (July to September) Senior Members of the Department may be away from Cambridge.

A fee of £2,400 per year (or £600 per term) is payable in advance.
The fee does not cover private tuition from members of the Department; Visiting Scholars who require this must arrange and pay for any tuition privately.

How to apply

Please apply in writing, stating your current academic affiliations and research interests and your intended period of research in Cambridge, via email to the Head of Department or via post to 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.

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