Elvish magic at history event

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Students at Sheffield University are inviting members of the public to take part in a project exploring the language, culture and magic of the Anglo-Saxon period.

The students have been devising ways to get people talking about the period in history and learning about the history of our language.

Their work will culminate in The Knowledge Fair tomorrow, an event which will give the public a chance to make their own contributions to the project and to take part in workshops and interactive learning on the subject. It runs from 10am till noon.

Student Faye Guest, 22, said: “Old English language is still very much present today, from place names, to river names and the way in which we speak. We’ll include topics from elves to magic, to place names to food.”