The Leicester Medieval Research Centre

Public lectures



  • Dr Chris Fern (The Staffordshire Hoard project) - Battlefield Spoils to High art in early Anglo-Saxon England


  • Professor Dominic Powlesland (Landscape Research Centre) - From Landscape to Lostscape


  • 17 May 2012: Dr Helen Geake (University of Cambridge) - The Sword in the Hoard: Anglo-Saxon swords in the Staffordshire Hoard
  • 10 May 2012: Dr Carolyne Larrington (University of Oxford) - Fictive Siblings in Medieval English Literature
  • 29 March 2012: Dr John Goodall (Country Life) - The English Castle


  • 17 March 2011: Dr Nicholas Perkins (English, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford) - People Trafficking in Chaucer
  • 24 February 2011: Professor Ad Putter (English, University of Bristol) - Stanza Linking in Middle English Verse: Contexts and Associations
  • 17 February 2011: Professor Ian Wood (History, University of Leeds) - The Early Middle Ages, from the Ancien Regime to National Socialism


  • 13 May 2009: Dr Nora Berend (University of Cambridge) - Crusader rhetoric and local response in the Iberian peninsula, Hungary and Poland
  • 6 May 2009: Professor Ralph Hanna (University of Oxford) - The Matter of Fulk: Romance and History in Fourteenth Century England
  • 18 March 2009: Dr Carola Hicks (University of Cambridge) - The Bayeux Tapestry, Napoleon and the Nazis
  • 25 February 2009: Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre (University of Nottingham) - The Wollaton Manuscripts: poetry and prayers from a new manuscript library
  • 18 February 2009: Professor Derek Pearsall (University of York) - The Passion of Criseyde in Chaucer and Shakespeare 


  • 6 March 2008: Dr Andy Merrills (Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester) - "The pump don't work 'cause the Vandals took the handles": the Vandals in the Modern Imagination
  • 21 February 2008: Dr Carl Phelpstead (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff) - After the Plague: Death and Judgement in Late Medieval Literature
  • 24 January 2008: Bernard O'Donoghue (Wadham College, University of Oxford) - On translating Old and Middle English 

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