Alaric is a lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds.


Ph.D. (2001-4) on 'The Meanings of Elf and Elves in Medieval England', Department of English Language, University of Glasgow (2003-4 at Department of English, University of Helsinki). Funded by the AHRB (now AHRC), supplemented in 2003-4 by SOCRATES.

M.Phil. (taught) (2000-1) in Medieval Studies, Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Distinction.

B.A. (1997-2000) in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Magdalene College, Cambridge. Part I: 1st; part II: 2/1.

Secondary education (1991-97) at Aylesbury Grammar School, including A-levels in Latin, History and English.

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2008-11), University of Leeds.


Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds (2007-).

Research fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2005-7).

Publications and teaching

For Alaric's publications (and free-access texts thereof) see publications. For details of Alaric's teaching, supervising and examining, present and past, see teaching.

Other Experience and Activities

Other Pastimes

Alaric's favourite non-academic pastime is playing Latin American and African percussion. Back in the good old days he also used to call for ceilidhs. In Helsinki he played with Johnny Badapple, in Glasgow with Unkle Bob, and in Cambridge with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band (and various peripherally related projects, including a brief but groovy band with Harriet Earis), and the Brazilian Samba group Arco Iris. These days, Alaric's also spending quite a lot of time messing about learning things like Swedish, French and Icelandic.

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