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Mark Williams (English Faculty)

Mark Williams read Classics and English as an undergraduate at Lady Margaret Hall (1998-2001), before moving to Jesus College in 2002 to do an MPhil and subsequently a DPhil in Celtic Studies. After that he was appointed to a Research Fellowship at Peterhouse, Cambridge, followed by five years as Darby Fellow and Tutor in Old and Middle English at Lincoln College, Oxford.
After a year teaching medieval Irish in Cambridge’s Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, he returned to Oxford with jobs in two different subjects: from 2017-9 he was Departmental Lecturer in Celtic in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and simultaneously held the Fitzjames Fellowship in Old and Middle English at Merton. Mark took up his faculty position and post at St Edmund Hall in January 2019.

Series featuring Mark Williams (English Faculty)

  • The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Medieval Welsh Tolkien once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'; this talk explores how the sounds and grammar of Welsh captured Tolkien's imagination and are reflected in Sindarin, one of the two major Elvish languages which he created. Mark Williams (English Faculty) 31 Oct 2018