School of English

Our Primary School Events

We have run a range of exciting and enjoyable events for primary school children of Years 3-7. Events are tailored to the needs of the school and the age of the children. Sessions are designed to help schools in meeting National Curriculum requirements for topics on Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. Activities include learning about daily life, history and place-names, archaeology and artefacts, stories and runes. Follow the links below to explore which events might be suitable for your school.

Each year we provide for primary schools:



Discovery Days and Wonder Workshops

Opportunities for schools to visit the University in spring and summer are provided by Discovery Days organised by the Widening Participation unit. We have Viking and Anglo-Saxon activities similar to those mentioned under Workshops as part of an exciting range of learning experiences. Wonder is an open all-age event in the early summer—come and see what we do!


We run our primary school events in collaboration with the School of English and other university partners. If you have any questions please contact: 

Professor Judith Jesch



School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900