3 events – 1 ticket
5pm: Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas
On saga manuscripts, trolls and dragons jostle with explorers, traders, and kings. To explore and explain them Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough travelled thousands of miles on a journey to the far-flung corners of the Viking world.
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough is Assistant Professor in Medieval History and Literature at Durham University. She is one of ten BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers.
7pm: Winter is Coming
Episode 1, Game of Thrones (HBO 2011)
A faithful adaptation of the first chapters of George R R Martin’s medieval fantasy, this introduces the setting and main characters. The title is the motto of House Stark. The episode remains a top-polling favourite among fans of the global phenomenum.
8pm: Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones
We explore sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos. An indispensable guide to the 21st century’s pre-eminent fantasy creation. With Carolyne Larrington.
Carolyne Larrington is Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English Literature at St John’s College, Oxford. Her previous books include The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles