Events and conferences

The CMS hosts a lively schedule of events which runs throughout the year, bringing together medieval researchers from across the country and the world.

These include national and international conferences and workshops, as well as a busy programme of lectures and seminars, listed in our regular Diary of Events (term-time only).

Upcoming events


Orosius’ description of the world: influence, adaptation and interpolation

Centre for Medieval Literatures Seminar Alfred Hieatt (Queen Mary University London)

More events (including past events archive)

Reading groups

There are various reading and research groups based at the centre, which bring together scholars of different disciplines who wish to explore shared interests.

Some of the groups running this year include:

  • Viking Research Group
  • Comparative Literature Group
  • Latin Reading Group
  • Heraldry Group
  • Old English Reading Group
  • Old French Reading Group
  • Old Norse Reading Group
  • SCRAMS (PhD weekly seminar presentations)