The School's Dr Tom Birkett talks about the Norse gods on Newstalk's 'Talking History'

1 Oct 2018
The Norse god Thor in a painting by Mårten Eskil Winge (1825–1896)

Radio Programme Dedicated to Norse Mythology and its Legacy

The School's lecturer in Old English took part in an episode of Newstalk's 'Talking History' show on Sunday evening, alongside panelists from Ireland, the US and Iceland. The theme of the programme was 'Norse Mythology and its Legacy', and ranged from talk of the Battle of Clontarf and its representation in literature, to the misappropriation of the Norse gods by white supremacists. The full programme is available as a podcast on the Newstalk website:

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