The CMS community gathered on Monday 9 December for our Christmas party and the seventh annual Medieval Bake-Off. Staff, students, and CMS alumni enjoyed festive refreshments and a spectacular selection of baked goods that included Latin epigraphy, gingerbread dragons, and a real whale of a cake!
The arduous task of judging fell to some of the newest faces around the CMS – Prof. Tom McLeish (Physics) and Dr Rachel Delman (History) – and our dear friend Dimitris Charalampopoulos (King’s Manor Catering Manager). After due deliberation, the judges were unanimous in awarding the following prizes:
Best Tasting – Charlotte Williams’ Gyngerbrede (based on a 14th-century recipe)
Best Design – Aaron Sheldon’s Gingerbread Dragon Boat & Jörmundgandr
Best Overall – Amy Cooper’s Inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels
The Bake-Off was also a chance to display our MA students’ posters, made for their Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methodologies module; party-goers voted for the favourite, based on content and visual presentation, and a Best Poster prize was awarded:
Cris Doyle, Trishan Signh, and Taylor Peterson – Celestial Imagery
Finally, two Garmonsway Dissertation Prizes for the highest-marked MA dissertation in the 2018-19 cohort were awarded:
- Annabel Hancock: Tracing Connections: Using Network Analysis to Study Trade and Movement in the Mediterranean in the Eleventh to Fourteenth Centuries
- Arianna Dalla Costa: Following the Path of the Moon: the Use of Lunar Mansions in the De Signis Astronomicis
We hope that you had a wonderful time, and that you enjoy reliving it through our photos of the event. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!