Starting a new year


Monday 29 September will be the first day of the new academic year at the University of York and the Centre for Medieval Studies will be welcoming a record-breaking of new MA and PhD students. We are very excited to welcome all of these new faces to our community (photos will be appearing here soon)!

For those coming along, here is the induction programme for the day:

1pm       Registration for students on the MA in Medieval Studies in the main office of the Centre for Medieval Studies, followed by a tour of the King’s Manor.

1.15pm  Registration for students on the MA in Medieval Literatures and PhD in Medieval Studies, again followed by a tour of the King’s Manor.

Lunch in the Huntingdon Room with students and staff.

2.30pm   The official welcome to the Centre and introductions to all of the staff.

2.50pm  Introduction to the various skills modules running this year (Old Norse, Old English, Old French, Latin and Palaeography)

3.10pm  Meetings to discuss the various MA programmes (Medieval Studies, Medieval Literatures and Medieval History) as well as the PhD in Medieval Studies

4pm  Introductions to the wide-range of CMS student-led activities and opportunities, including:

  • Volunteering opportunities at Churches Conservation Trust
  • Patchwork research seminar series
  • The Lords of Misrule drama group
  • The Italian reading group
  • The Latin reading group
  • The Old Irish reading group
  • The Old French reading group
  • The Old English/Old Norse reading group
  • The Sacred Images group
  • Medieval Film group
  • Latin Reading Group

5-7pm  Pizza party at the Stained Glass Centre, St.Martin-cum-Gregory, Micklegate

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