Free online talk: Saint Oswald’s Many Heads

Johanna Dale is giving a free online talk on Thursday 28th January as part of the Churches Conservation Trust’s series of lunchtime lectures. You can sign up and get a reminder for the lecture here. SAINT OSWALD’S MANY HEADS: The Life & Afterlife Of A Seventh-Century Northumbrian King Oswald was a Christian king of Northumbria who diedContinue reading “Free online talk: Saint Oswald’s Many Heads”

King Oswald’s Raven – preview clip

There’s just a week to go until King Oswald’s Raven launches online at Peterborough Cathedral as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities. To whet your appetite here’s a short preview clip: To find out how the raven helps King Oswald overcome his heartache head over to the PeterboroughContinue reading “King Oswald’s Raven – preview clip”

Being Human Festival Programme Launch

The Being Human Festival programme launched today, 5 October. We’re delighted that King Oswald’s Raven, which uses imagery from Peterborough’s medieval bestiary to tell the comic German legend of Oswald’s sassy pet raven, is part of the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. From 11:30am on 12 November the animation will be available toContinue reading “Being Human Festival Programme Launch”

Being Human Festival – update and sneak peek!

Given the continuing uncertainty caused by Covid-19 (and the fact that our planned venue at Peterborough Cathedral has been turned into a Nightingale Court), we have taken the decision to run our Being Human Festival event digitally. We are sorry not to be able to be in Peterborough and meet people face to face, butContinue reading “Being Human Festival – update and sneak peek!”

Being Human Festival

The premiere of the short animation ‘King Oswald’s Raven’ will take place at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 14th November as part of this year’s Being Human Festival. Alongside the screening of the animation, which uses imagery from Peterborough’s medieval bestiary to tell a comic German legend about Oswald’s talking raven, visitors will have the opportunityContinue reading “Being Human Festival”

British Academy Virtual Summer Showcase

Dr Johanna Dale’s research into the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the high Middle Ages will feature in the British Academy’s virtual summer showcase (19-20 June 2020). Although it’s disappointing that the Summer Showcase is not able to go ahead as originally planned, a big thanks to the British Academy’s team for finding aContinue reading “British Academy Virtual Summer Showcase”

Welcome to our website

This site has been set up to provide a space for Dr Johanna Dale (UCL History) and Dr Sarah Bowden (KCL German) to share public engagement work based on their research about the medieval saint Oswald of Northumbria. Keep an eye on this website to learn more about our research projects and public engagement events!Continue reading “Welcome to our website”