Ray Page: obituaries published in the Daily Telegraph (22nd March) and The Times (23rd March) have celebrated the career of Prof. Ray Page. The link to the Telegraph obituary is here; the Times obituary can only be accessed by subscribers.
Ursula Donke: sadly, another eminent Cambridge-based medievalist has passed away in recent weeks, namely Ursula Dronke, the distinguished scholar of Old Norse literature. An obituary, published in the Guardian, can be found here.
The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic is sad to announce the death on 10 March 2012 of Professor Raymond Page, Emeritus Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and former Librarian of Corpus Christi College.
Born in 1924, Professor Page was an assistant lecturer at the University of Nottingham, where he also undertook his doctoral studies, and he came to Cambridge in the 1960s. He became Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, and was for many years Lecturer and then Reader in Old Norse language and literature in the Department of ASNC.
From 1984 until his retirement in 1991 he was Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. He will be fondly remembered by many for his teaching of Old Norse and of Scandinavian history in the Viking Age, and as the ‘silver-haired librarian’ of Corpus. His funeral will take place in the chapel of Corpus Christi College on Thursday 22 March at 2 p.m.
The twenty-third annual H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by:
Professor Michael Lapidge
Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge
on the subject of:
'H. M. Chadwick: A Centennial Commemoration'
The lecture will take place on Thursday 15th March at 5.00pm, in The Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Building (off Memorial Court), Clare College, Cambridge(please note the change of venue from previous years). All welcome. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in Clare College.
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