Research conducted in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, as well as the impact of that research outside academia, formed part of the University of Cambridge’s submission to ‘Modern Languages and Linguistics’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, alongside the research of our colleagues in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MMLL). The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Research produced by 14 members of the Department at various career stages was submitted for assessment, as well as 2 case studies relating to the impact of the Department’s research on contemporary culture and society. 85% of Cambridge’s overall submissions within the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment of which ASNC forms part have been rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. You can read more about the Modern Languages and Linguistics results here: https://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/news/ref-2021.