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26 June 2019: ASNC Undergraduate Open Day
Jun 26 @ 12:00 – 17:00

ASNC Undergraduate Open Day

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Are you fascinated by the Vikings and Old Norse sagas? Or Celtic mythology and the Book of Kells? Or King Alfred the Great and the origins of the English language? Then Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic could be the course for you!

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC for short) is a degree course which you can only study in Cambridge.  It focuses upon the history, languages and literatures of the different peoples of the British Isles and Scandinavia in the early medieval period — in other words it does for these peoples what Classics does for the ancient Mediterranean world.  It will therefore appeal to anyone fascinated by the early histories and writings of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Celtic peoples.  It’s an interdisciplinary course, involving not just history but languages (you can learn one or more of Old English, Old Norse, medieval Irish and Welsh, and Latin) and literature (we study the classics of early medieval storytelling, like Beowulf, the Icelandic sagas and the Mabinogion).  You do not need to have studied any of these subjects before you apply — everything is taught from scratch.

The ASNC Department holds its next annual open day on Wednesday 26 June 2019. For more details and to book a place, please see the ASNC website or email Mrs Lisa Gold at events@english.cam.ac.uk.